“Rules of Engagement: US-China Interaction in Cyberspace.”
In the past few years major concerns have arisen regarding cybersecurity and cyber attacks. Given this pressing issue, we have assembled a fantastic team of senior experts from the military, government, and private sector to discuss past incidents, the current situation, and potential upcoming developments in the cyber relationship between the United States and China.
Noah is the security panel leader and a member of the class of 2018. He grew up all over the world as part of a Foreign Service family. He is majoring in International Relations with a concentration in International Security, and is minoring in European History. He speaks French, a bit of Hebrew and Spanish, and is currently learning Bahasa Indonesia. In addition to SURGE, he enjoys participating in the International Relations Director’s Leadership Council and the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES).
- Ely Kahn is a co-founder and VP of Business Development for Sqrrl. Previously, Ely served in a variety of positions in the Federal Government, including Director of Cybersecurity at the National Security Staff in White House, Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Protection Programs Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security, and Director of Risk Management and Strategic Innovation in the Transportation Security Administration. Before his service in the Federal Government, Ely was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ely has a BA from Harvard University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Rob Knake is the Whitney Shepardson senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. His work focuses on Internet governance, public-private partnerships, and cyber conflict. Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for the development of presidential policy on cybersecurity, and built and managed federal processes for cyber incident response and vulnerability management. He is well known for his work on Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which directed the creation of the National Institute of Standards & Technology Cybersecurity Framework. Knake is an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and undergraduate degrees in history and government from Connecticut College and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Alex Crowther
- Glenn Alexander Crowther has extensive government service, including having completed 8 overseas tours as a Western Hemisphere specialist, a strategist and a political advisor. His work at the strategic level includes tours at the Army Staff, the Joint Staff J5 (Strategic Plans & Policies), and as a Research Professor at Strategic Studies Institute (the US Army’s think tank). He was personally selected to be a Counterterrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq, a Political Advisor for the MNC-I Commander and a Special Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He is currently a Cyber Policy specialist in the Expert Consultant program at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University. He is also an adjunct Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct Research Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute. Alex has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, an MS in International Relations from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University. He was also an International Security Studies Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.