(March 22nd, 2016) – Professor JD Bindenagel , The Henry Kissinger Professor for Governance and International Security, University of Bonn, Professor Matthew Smith, Computer Science Professor – The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and a member of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), will speak on Strategies for Combating Cyber-Terrorism at a talk at 2:00 pm on March, 22nd at Harvard University.
Discussants are encouraged to send questions to email@example.com. Members of the Boston Global Forum’s Special Editorial Board will gather your insights and send them to the speaker.
His talk and listeners’ responses to it will be live-streamed at www.bostonglobalforum.org.
About Professor JD Bindenagel:
Professor JD Bindenagel
J.D. Bindenagel is a retired U.S. career diplomat and expert on Germany, where he served as deputy chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy, Bonn, Germany, from 1994 to 1997.
In 1999, Mr. Bindenagel was appointed by President Bill Clinton as U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. He also served as Special U.S. Negotiator for “conflict diamonds.”
Following his diplomatic career, he was Vice President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and subsequently Vice President at DePaul University. Prior to his diplomatic career he was assigned to the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Germany.
Ambassador Bindenagel is now Special Advisor to Strategy XXI Partners, where he advises clients on matters of domestic and international policy and on key multilateral issues that can represent potential risk to clients’ reputations and shareholder value.
Mr.Bindenagel received the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001, the Commander’s Cross of the Federal Order of Merit from the President of Germany in 2001 and the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President George W. Bush in 2002.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the American Council on Germany and the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies. Mr.Bindenagel is also President of the Japan America Society of Chicago.
Mr.Bindenagel received the U.S. Department of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Commander’s Cross of the Federal Order of Merit from the President of Germany, and the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President George W. Bush. He was an APSA Congressional Fellow with Congressman Lee H. Hamilton.
He holds an MA in Public Administration and an AB in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
About Professor Matthew Smith:
Professor Matthew Smith
He is a Computer Science Professor at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the Fraunhofer FKIE and a full member of the Research Center L3S at the Univesity of Hannover.
His research interests lie in the intersection of technical IT security & privacy and behavioural research.
He study the interaction effects between technical and psychological, social, economic, cognitive, and emotional factors related to the security and privacy behaviour of individuals and institutions.
He is currently particularly focusing on the human factors of experts such as IT administrators and developers, since many of the most catastrophic security incidents were not caused by end-users, but by developers or administrators.
He is also a member of the Research Center L3S – The Univesity of Hannover.