5-7 Nov 2018 / The Hague

Novel Horizons: Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

2018 Conference

The team of the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is pleased to invite you to its inaugural conference on responsible behaviour in cyberspace, taking place this fall. The conference features Laura DeNardis, Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Dennis Broeders and Adam Segal as keynote speakers, five panel tracks on state and non-state/industry actors, power dynamics, institutional perspectives, regional perspectives and international law, and a panel discussion on private sector involvement in cyber norms with representatives from Microsoft, Siemens and KPN. This program is in English.

Keynote speakers

Laura DeNardis

Professor in the School of Communication and Faculty Director of the Internet Governance Lab at American University in Washington DC.

Keynote: The Internet of Things as a Global Policy Frontier

The Hague Program on International Cyber Security

Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Senior Lecturer for Security Studies and Deputy for Research and Teaching at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) in Zürich.

Keynote: Behavioral Cyber-Norms: Escalation Risk or Cause for Restraint?

The Hague Program on International Cyber Security

Adam Segal

Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and the Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Keynote: What China Wants: How China is Using Tech, Diplomacy, and Trade to Shape Cyberspace

The Hague Program on International Cyber Security

Dennis Broeders

Senior Fellow of the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

Keynote: The Demilitarization of Cyber Conflict

The Hague Program on International Cyber Security

Plenary panel on private sector involvement in cyber norms

  • Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer, KPN
  • Nemanja Malisevic, Chief Senior Strategist & International Lead Defending Democracy Program, Microsoft

Moderator: Lousewies van der Laan, Member Board of Directors ICANN


Monday 5 November 2018
12:00 – Registration & Lunch

14:15 – Welcome

14:45 – Keynote by Myriam Dunn CaveltyBehavioral Cyber-Norms: Escalation Risk or Cause for Restraint?

15:45 – Coffee break

16:30 – Industry panel on Private Sector Involvement in the Cyber Norms Debate with Jaya Baloo, Nemanja Malisevic (moderator: Lousewies van der Laan)

17:30 – Break / Drinks

19:00 – Conference Dinner

  • Preceded by a speech by Christopher Painter, Commissioner of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace & Principal Visiting Fellow at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

21:00 – End of day 1

Tuesday 6 November 2018
9:30 – Keynote by Adam Segal, What China Wants: How China is Using Tech, Diplomacy, and Trade to Shape Cyberspace

10:30 – Coffee break

11:00 – Parallel sessions:

  • Institutional perspectives (I)
    Moderator: Dennis Broeders
    -   David Weyrauch & Thomas Winzen, "Contested Multistakeholderism? Analyzing the Preferences of Internet Governance Participants"
    -   Alexander Klimburg & Louk Faesen, "A Balance of Power in Cyberspace"
  • Industry & norms, public-private (I)
    Moderator: Els De Busser
    -   Elonnai Hickok & Arindrajit Basu, "Critical Questions in the Global Evolution of Active Private Cyber Defense"
    -   Jacqueline Eggenschwiler & Joanna Kulesza, "Non-State Actors as Shapers of Customary Standards of Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace"

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Parallel sessions:

  • Regional perspectives
    Moderator: Zine Homburger
    -   James Shires, "Ambiguity and Appropriation: Cybersecurity and Cybercrime in Egypt and the Gulf States"
    -   Bart Hogeveen, "Southeast Asia and Efforts to Reach Norms and Confidence-building Measures in Cyberspace. Can International Negotations Theory Explain Success and Failure in Reaching Agreement and Providing a Way Forward"
    -   Geoffrey Joseph Hoffman, "Cybersecurity Norm-Building and Signaling with China"
  • Institutional perspectives (II)
    Moderator: Ilina Georgieva
    -   Steven Hill & Nadia Marsan, "International Law in Cyber Space: Leveraging NATO's Multilateralism, Adaptation and Commitment to Cooperative Security"
    -   Tim Maurer & Kamaal Thomas, "Developing a Cyber Deterrence Initiative: Lessons Learned from FATF, the Proliferation Security Initiative, and Wassenaar"

14:30 – Coffee break

15:00 – Keynote by Dennis Broeders, The Demilitarisation of Cyber Conflict

16:00 – Break

16:45 – Special side event at the Peace Palace (optional activity)

19:45 – End of day 2

Wednesday 7 November 2018
9:00 – Keynote by Laura DeNardis, The Internet of Things as a Global Policy Frontier

10:00 – Parallel sessions:

  • Industry & norms, public-private (II)
    Moderator: Ilina Georgieva
    -   Robert Gorwa & Anton Peez, "Geneva Calling: A Critical Analysis of the Cyber Tech Accord"
    -   Louise Marie Hurel & Luisa Cruz Lobato, "Cyber-norms Entrepreneurship? Understanding Microsoft's Advocacy on Cybersecurity"
  • International law (I)
    Moderator: Kubo Mačák
    -   Liisi Adamson, "International Law and International Norms: Road to Fragmentation?"
    -   Przemysław Roguski, "Violations of Territorial Sovereignty in Cyberspace – an Intrusion-based Approach"

11:00 – Coffee break

11:30 – Parallel sessions:

  • International law (II)
    Moderator: Liisi Adamson
    -   Zine Homburger, "Differentiated Responsibilities in Cyberspace"
    -   Nicholas Tsagourias, "Cyber Intervention and the Principle of Non-intervention"
    -   Nele Achten, "Adequate Responses to Malicious Cyber Activities Conducted on Behalf of Foreign States"
  • Power
    Moderator: Bibi van den Berg
    -   Ilina Georgieva, "The Normative Power of Intelligence Agencies"
    -   Valentin Weber, "The International Diffusion of Cyber Norms and Power: An Analysis of Information Controls"
    -   Justin Key Canfil, "How Uncertainty About Military Technological Change Compromises International Law: Implications for the Current Cyber Stalemate"

13:00 – Closing by Dennis Broeders

13:15 – Lunch

14:30 – End of conference


Tickets: €300 regular price; €150 for students/PhD candidates. Registration has closed.

The registration fee includes admission to all plenary and parallel sessions, networking reception, conference dinner, lunches and coffee breaks on all three days. If you require an invoice, please contact us before registering at c.m.oosterbaan@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

Terms & conditions when registering for this conference can be found here.

Contact information

For any questions or more information about the conference, please contact Corianne Oosterbaan, Program Assistant of the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at c.m.oosterbaan@fgga.leidenuniv.nl