Lecture / Reading

Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Herbert Lin: The Dark Side of the Digital Age

Sponsored by Stanford University Libraries, Hoover Institution


Friday, September 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Join us for an engaging conversation with Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Herbert Lin, who will discuss:

The Dark Side of the Digital Age

The digital age — smart phones, Spotify, laptops, Google, Facebook, Instagram, all have become a part of our daily lives. Yet this year we have heard and read more than ever before about the negative side of the digital age: cyber attacks, hacking, and cyber-security.

Herbert Lin and Toomas Hendrik Ilves will discuss how cyber has become a daily part of our lives and how it has become even a part of our politics. They will explore the changes that have taken place in the past several years; what hacking really means, what the dangers are, and what we can do to make our lives safer and more secure.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the former President of Estonia (2006–2016). He has previously also served as Estonian foreign minister, member of European Parliament, and the ambassador of Estonia in Washington. In 2017 Ilves joined Stanford University as a Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world’s most pressing security and international cooperation problems. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution. 

Herbert Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy.

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RSVP requested. Seating is limited.

Closest parking may be found on Galvez St., Serra St., or Roth Way.