The Great Powers and Cyber Diplomacy is the CYDIPLO project’s third workshop and will be hosted by the Department of Law, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). The aim of the workshop is a) to bring together academia, think tanks and public and private institutions and b) to bring all the CYDIPLO network teachers and researchers together and will focus on the role the great powers play in cyber diplomacy. As well as a series of roundtable discussions, the workshop will include talks from those actively involved in cyber diplomacy and leading academics in the field. Day 1 of the workshop will be open to the public and streamed online. Day 2 will be for network researchers and the advisory board only and will discuss issues related to project management and development, focusing on planned deliverables such as the Special Issue in an academic journal and the Handbook of Cyberdiplomacy, as well as developing teaching materials and training, and the MOOC.

Outputs: The workshop will result in detailed plans for delivery of the planned Special Issue, lead to a) a workshop summary on the basis of which an issue brief on the great powers and cyber diplomacy will be published, b) help to develop the sections of the handbook pertaining to state actors c) develop the lectures for the MOOC d) consult our advisory board.

Program Day 1:

Welcome and introduction (10:00 CET)
Keynote talk 1: – Mart Noormaa (CCDOE) & Tanel Sepp (MFA) (10:15)
Roundtable 1 – Cyber power – concepts and perceptions (11:00)
Roundtable 2 – International law and cyber diplomacy in the context of peacetime cyber operations (13:30)
Keynote talk 2 – TBC (15:15)
Roundtable 3 – Technology governance – current issues and the battle of great powers (15:45)

This event will be hosted by the Department of Law, Tallinn University of Technology.

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