The Evolving Face of Cyber Conflict and International Law: A Futurespective June 15-17, 2022


Wed, 15/06/2022 (All day) to Fri, 17/06/2022 (All day)


Washington D.C., United States of America.

In Partnership with:

Lieber Institute, West Point

The Federmann Cyber Security Research Center – Cyber Law Program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Centre of Excellence for National Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence


Professor John Arquilla, U.S. Naval Post     

     Graduate School

David Sanger, New York Times

Professor Sean Watts, Lieber Institute, West Point

Professor Michael Schmitt, Lieber Institute, West Point

Professor Eric Talbot Jensen, BYU Law School

Katherine Amirfar, Debevoise & Plimpton

Brian Egan, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Professor Asaf Lubin, Maurer School of Law

Harriet Moynihan, Chatham House

Phil Robbins, General Counsel, X Cyber Group

Liis Vihul, Cyber Law International

Nick Ashton-Hart, ICC United Kingdom

Alissa Starzak, Cloudflare

Talita de Souza Dias, University of Oxford

Benjamin Ang, RSiS

Arun Mohan Sukumar, Fletcher School, Tufts University

Colonel Pete Hayden, Staff Judge Advocate, US  Cyber Command

Eneken Tikk, Cyber Policy Institute (CPI) in Jyväskylä, Finland



Marguerite Walter, US Dep’t of State

Professor Sarah Cleveland, Columbia Law School

Professor Duncan Hollis, Temple Law School

Professor Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham School of Law

Dr. Kubo Mačák, International Committee of the Red Cross

Dan Efrony, Federmann Cybersecurity Center

Professor Przemyslaw Roguski, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Professor Nicolas Tsagourias, University of Sheffield

Professor Kristen Eichensehr, University of Virginia Law School

Lt. Col. Davide Giovanneli, NATO CCDCOE

Lixin Zhu - Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Liina Lumiste, NATO CCDCOE

Professor Mohamed Helal, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Professor Rain Liivoja, University of Queensland Law School

Ori Pomson, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

Mariana Salazar Albornoz, Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities





Day 1 (June 15, 2022):

7:30am – Registration

8:15am – Welcome – Roger Fairfax, Dean, Washington College of Law

8:20am – Symposium Welcome – Gary Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program

8:30am – Keynote

9:45am – Break

10:00am – The Evolving Face of Cyber Conflict

11:00am –International Law of Cyber – Who’s Talking

12:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Roundtable 1 – “Above the Threshold” Cyber Operations – Reconceptualizing Force?

3:00pm – Break

3:15pm – Roundtable 2 – The Baseline of Sovereignty

4:45pm – Day 1 Close Out

5:00pm – Adjourn


Day 2 (June 16, 2022):

8:00am – Presentation – The View from the Private Sector

9:00am – Roundtable – 3 – Below the Threshold Accountability – Proof and Countermeasures

10:30am – Break

11:00am – Presentation – Non-Western Views Project (CCDCOE Organizing)

12:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Roundtable 4 – Get Your House in Order – What Diligence is Due?

3:00pm – Break

3:15pm – Roundtable 5 – Cognitive Conflict

4:45pm – Day 2 Close out


Day 3 (June 17, 2022):

8:00am – Roundtable 6 - Regional Perspectives

9:30am – Break

9:45 – Roundtable 7 - Cyber in bello

11:15 – Break

11:30am – Roundtable 8 – New Law?

1:00pm - Closing Keynote – Way Forward

1:30pm – Close