CEPI 2017

Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative

CEPI 2017 started off in Washington DC, where fellows met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, and Congress for briefings on U.S. cybersecurity strategies. Apart from federal government institutions, the fellows visited Google and Microsoft's DC offices.

In Silicon Valley, meetings at NASA, Symantec, and Stanford University and others gave the CEPI 2017 group insight into cybersecurity priorities at some of the world's leading technology and cybersecurity institutions.

In Brussels, participants experienced the EU side of cybersecurity policy with meeting that included the European Cybersecurity Organization and the European Digital Rights Agency, and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

The tour concluded with a stop in Berlin, where participants discussed Germany's cybersecurity policy at the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Office, the Siftung Neue Verantwortung, and more.

2017 Paricipants

U.S. Congress

Troy Clair, Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman G.K. Butterfield

Nicholas Leiserson, Legislative Director, Office of Representative Jim Langevin

Jonathan Nabavi, Majority Council,Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director, Research and Technology Subcommittee, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

European Parliament

Peter Ide-Kostic, Administrator, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

Joanna Kaminska, Policy Advisor, Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)

Kristiina Milt, Research Administrator, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

Agnieszka Wawrzyk, Parliamentary Assistan, Office of MEP Michal Boni

German Bundestag

Hagen Colberg, Legislative Advisor, Office of Thomas Jarzombek, MdB

Christine Hegenbart, Policy Advisor, Office of Julia Obermeier, MdB

Nils Leopold, Senior Advisor on Domestic Policy, Alliance 90/Greens Parliamentary Group

Linda Radau, Chief of Staff, Office of Christian Flisek, MdB

Private Sector

Alan Duric, Co-Founder and CTO, Wire Swiss GmbH

Derek Harp, Co-Founder and Board Director, NexDefense, Inc.

Travis Todd

Azita Sharif, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DSI Precision Medicine Biobanking & BINDS

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