4th Meeting of the CSIS-CICIR Cybersecurity Dialogue

May 30 – 31, 2011

On May 30 and 31, CSIS led a delegation of U.S. cybersecurity experts to Beijing for the fourth installment of the CSIS-CICIR Cybersecurity Dialogue.  Launched in 2010 by the CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program and the China Institute for Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), this groundbreaking series brings together current Chinese and U.S. government officials and academics to discuss U.S.-Chinese cybersecurity cooperation and the prospects for cybersecurity governance.  Previous topics of discussion have included cooperative cybersecurity measures, governance in cyberspace,  sovereignty and national responsibility, norms, and the use of force in cyberspace.

The May 2011 meeting took place at CICIR headquarters in Beijing.  The U.S. delegation included leading academic and technical experts, as well as representatives from the departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security.   The Chinese delegation included representatives from CICIR as well as several government organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People’s Liberation Army, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Public Security.

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program