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How have digital technologies changed the balance of power in international relations?

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09 March 2018

The International Relations Committee hears from experts on how digital technologies and the challenges of cybersecurity are changing foreign policy in the twenty-first century.

Witnesses

Wednesday 14 March, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Ms Merle Maigre, Director, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

At 11.40am

  • Mr Peter Wells, Open Data Institute
  • Dr Becky Faith, Institute for Development Studies
  • Ms Nima Elmi, World Economic Forum

Possible questions

  • To what extent have digital technologies changed the balance of power in international relations?
  • How have digital technologies economically and politically empowered individuals and civil society groups, particularly in developing economies or countries without a democratic tradition?
  • Is existing international law sufficient and are existing international institutions equipped to  deal with the cyber challenge, or do we need to establish new bodies?
  • It has been argued by some that we stand on the cusp of a ‘forth industrial revolution’ How might this revolution further change international relations?
  • How is the UK regarded in terms of cyber-security capabilities and ability to react to new technologies?

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