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A Roadmap to Cyberpeace

A Roadmap to Cyberpeace

Camille François, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

March 11, 2014 at 12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor


Camille François argues that we should reflect upon the notion of ‘cyberpeace’, giving guidelines to separate war-time cyber activities from peace-time cyber activities, clarifying the operations and legal framework.
This project questions "cyberwar" (the concept, its reality and its legal framework) and examines its relationship to the idea of peace. What is cyberwar, and where does this notion comes from?  Doctrinally, the ‘cyber’ realm grew between conceptions of war and peace. We will explore how these blurry lines translated in operations (ex. NSA/USCYBERCOM) and legal frameworks. We will attempt to address the consequences of the framing, and think about why this matters.

About Camille

Camille François joined the Berkman Center as a fellow to work on surveillance and cybersecurity issues, cyberwar and cyberpeace, and public policy issue in robotics (especially drones & self-driving cars).

A Fulbright Fellow, she is also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies. She helped structure the School of Public and International Affairs program in Cybersecurity and worked for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), organizing the Expert Workshop on Privacy in Cyberspace at the agency's headquarters. In 2013, she won first place for Columbia at the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 National Challenge in Cyber Policy.

She previously worked for Google in Europe, managing research on market insights, key policy and privacy trends.

Camille is a free culture advocate: she served on the board of Students for Free Culture, created its French chapter, researched for the Open Video Alliance, and co-founded two Paris-based free cultural startups. She co-organizes DARC, the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference.

In her home country of France she has worked mainly in politics, serving two years in the Parliament as a legislative aide and holding leadership positions in national and local campaigns. She also participated in the main research project on religious politics in the French suburbs, published by the think tank L'Institut Montaigne.

She holds a Master's degree in International Public Management from Sciences-Po Paris University, and a Master's degree in International Security from the Columbia School of Public and International Affairs. She completed her Bachelor at Sciences-Po Paris, with a year as a visiting student at Princeton University, and received legal education at Paris II - Sorbonne Universités.


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Past Event
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM