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Cyberia: Identity, Cyberspace and National Security
Views on Regional Cooperation
21-22 August 2012, Singapore

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  • 1. Workshop on Cyberia: Identity, Cyberspace and National Security Views on Regional Cooperation 21-22 August 2012, Singapore (As of 31 July 2012) Workshop OutlineThe Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Alumni Continuing Engagement 2-dayworkshop entitled ‘Cyberia: Identity, Cyberspace and National Security’ will focus on the issueof identity and security in Southeast Asia. The region, one of the most ethnically, culturally andlinguistically diverse in the world, is also host to deeply entrenched ethnic hostility creatingsecurity concerns among the countries.The workshop will examine national, ethnic and cultural self-representations in the cyberdomain, the increasing impact on the social, political, economic development and security inthe region and identify best practices to manage identity-based issues in cyberspace.Goals: To conduct, through prominent subject matter experts, some active learningsessions where an opportunity for the right interagency mix of our Alumni to shareexperiences and practices, will through carefully focused and facilitated discussions: 1. enable a well-founded conversation about regional realities and help gain a common frame of reference to build a shared understanding of current actors, challenges and opportunities within the region 2. stimulate thinking related to strengthening and integrating whole of government approaches to mitigate violence resulting from identity-based extremism 3. help build common perspectives and capacities of participating countries to respond more effectively to challenges 4. set the context for next steps needed to improve cooperative security initiatives and systems related to the issue of identity-based extremism 5. foster greater connectivity among the community of inter- and intra-state actors MethodologyOn Day 1, participants will articulate experiences and perceptions of identity-based exclusionand extremismDay 2, participants will share experiences and perceptions of the use of cyberspace andformulate a set of opportunities and constraints in regional cooperation in the cyber domain.Daily sessions include plenary and panel overviews to frame issues for facilitated discussionby participants in plenary and small work group sessions. Page 1 of 4
  • 2. VENUE: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SINGAPORE MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012 DAILY THEME: REGISTRATION AND WELCOME RECEPTION (DRESS: ALOHA OR BUSINESS CASUAL) TIME EVENT LOCATION16:00 – 17:00 Delegate Arrivals and Early Registration Lobby Area17:00 – 18:30 Workshop Icebreaker/APCSS Alumni Reception TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012 (DAY 1) (DRESS: ALOHA OR BUSINESS CASUAL) WHAT IS AT STAKE?Objective: On this opening day, participants will examine from a variety of perspectives, the strategic trends inIdentity formation and how this functions to radicalize and sustain several forms of extremism in the region. Theday will conclude with small-group work sessions, during which participants, aided by framing questions, willattempt to identify and consider the threats posed by groups in the cyber domain. TIME EVENT LOCATION0730 – 0800 Registration & Coffee/Tea Service Foyer0800 – 0830 Opening Remarks Casuarina Room ‐ Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America, Singapore Tower A (TBC) ‐ Ambassador (Ret) Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Dean, College of Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)0830 – 0845 Group Photo Front Lobby0845 – 0900 Workshop Overview ‐ Professor Shyam Tekwani, Associate Professor, APCSS0900 – 1030 Plenary I: The Challenge and Purpose of Cooperation in the Region Casuarina Room ‐ Dr. Amitav Acharya, UNRSCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Tower A Governance and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. ‐ Ms. Elina Noor, Assistant Director, Foreign Policy & Security Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia Moderator: Ambassador (Ret) Charles Salmon Jr., Foreign Policy Advisor, APCSS1030 – 1045 Refreshment Break Foyer1045 – 1145 Plenary II: Identity and Conflict in the Network Society (1) Casuarina Room ‐ Ms. Mina Al-Lami, Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics Tower A ‐ Ms. Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research; Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Singapore Moderator: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS1145 – 1245 Working Lunch (in Work Groups) The Line ‐ Facilitator Group 1: Ambassador (Ret) Charles Salmon Jr., Foreign Restaurant Policy Advisor, APCSS ‐ Facilitator Group 2: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS ‐ Facilitator Group 3: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1245 – 1345 Plenary III: Identity and Conflict in the Network Society (2) Casuarina Room ‐ Dr. Maya Ranganathan; Macquarie University, Australia Tower A ‐ Dr. Namrata Goswami, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), India Moderator: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1345 – 1645 Refreshment Break and Work Group Session I Casuarina Room ‐ Facilitator Group 1: Ambassador (Ret) Charles Salmon Jr., Foreign Tower A, White Page 2 of 4
  • 3. Policy Advisor, APCSS Peony & Pink ‐ Facilitator Group 2: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS Peony ‐ Facilitator Group 3: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1645 Close for the day WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 (DAY 2) (DRESS: ALOHA OR BUSINESS CASUAL) OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS IN MEETING THE CHALLENGES AND PRESENTATION OF FINDINGSObjective: The concluding day will be used by participants to finalize, present and discuss their findings from theprevious plenary sessions. The day will conclude with the final plenary session which, guided by framingquestions, will result in an agreed upon set of workshop findings about the opportunities and constraints in stateand regional cooperation. TIME EVENT LOCATION0730 – 0800 Coffee/Tea Service Foyer0800 – 0815 Work Group Presentations from Day 1 Casuarina Room Tower A0815 – 0915 Plenary IV: Governments and the Construction of Social Identity in the Casuarina Room Network Society Tower A ‐ Dr. Cherian George, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore ‐ Ms. Marvi Sirmed, National Project Manager, United Nations Development Project (UNDP), Pakistan Moderator: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS0915 – 0930 Refreshment Break Foyer0930 – 1030 Plenary V: Information Technologies and the Globalization of Social Casuarina Room Movements Tower A ‐ Dr. Ang Peng Hwa, Director, Singapore Internet Research Centre, Singapore ‐ Dr. Shahidul Alam, Board Member, Private Rural Initiatives Program and Chairman, Majority World, Bangladesh Moderator: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1030 – 1045 Refreshment Break Foyer1045 – 1145 Plenary VI: Government Strategies towards Social Media The Line ‐ Mr. Arun Mahizhnan, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Restaurant Singapore ‐ Dr. Anja Kovacs, Consultant, Internet and Democracy, New Delhi Moderator: Ambassador Charles Salmon Jr, Foreign Policy Advisor, APCSS1145 – 1245 Working Lunch (in Work Groups) Casuarina Room ‐ Facilitator Group 1: Ambassador (Ret) Charles Salmon Jr., Foreign Tower A Policy Advisor, APCSS ‐ Facilitator Group 2: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS ‐ Facilitator Group 3: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1245 – 1445 Work Group Session II Casuarina Room ‐ Facilitator Group 1: Ambassador (Ret) Charles Salmon Jr., Foreign Tower A, White Policy Advisor, APCSS Peony & Pink ‐ Facilitator Group 2: Dr. Alfred Oehlers, Professor, APCSS Peony ‐ Facilitator Group 3: Dr. Shanthie D’Souza, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore1445 – 1500 Refreshment Break Foyer1500 – 1600 Work Group Presentations and Plenary discussion Casuarina Room Page 3 of 4
  • 4. Tower A1600 – 1615 APCSS Alumni & Communities of Interest Casuarina Room ‐ Mr. John Gasner, APCSS Alumni Chief Tower A1615 – 1630 Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) Casuarina Room ‐ Ms. Ginger Blanken, Director of Outreach & Communications - CTFP Tower A1630 – 1700 Closing Remarks Casuarina Room ‐ Ambassador (Ret) Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Dean, College of Security Tower A Studies, APCSS1700 End of Workshop Page 4 of 4

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