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Atlantic Council Forum: ´Trusted Connectivity: Securing Digital Infrastructure´ featuring the Prime Minister of Estonia

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

 

Following consensus at the G7 Leaders’ Summit on countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and ahead of the Tallinn Digital Summit this September, Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Kaja Kallas will join the Atlantic Council to discuss how the United States, European nations, and their respective industries should collaborate through policy, law, and market forces to build trusted connectivity into their emerging digital and physical infrastructure, using the Three Seas Initiative as a foundational example.

 

Please join the Atlantic Council for the second event in the forum “Trusted Connectivity: Securing Digital Infrastructure in an Era of Strategic Com

petition with China,” featuring the Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Kaja Kallas. This event, co-hosted by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense practice area, the Digital Forensic Research Lab, the Europe Center, the GeoEconomics Center, and the GeoTech Center, will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from  2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  EDT via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please register by clicking the REGISTER button above. 

In an era defined by both revolutionary technological advancements and accelerating geopolitical competition, modernizing global infrastructure is not only a profound economic opportunity but also a key security imperative. The Atlantic COuncil´s June 2021 #ACFrontPage event, featuring President of Estonia H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid and US Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, introduced the concept of “trusted connectivity” as a strategic framework for democratic nations to incentivize ambitious and interconnected infrastructure projects among the private sector, and to provide a viable alternative to authoritarian efforts like China’s exploitative Belt and Road Initiative. Yet there remain significant hurdles to implementing this framework. Technological and legal standards, industries and the products they develop, and visions for the future of economic vitality, societal resilience, and national security are not aligned among many democratic nations. If trusted connectivity is to serve as a key pillar alongside existing US and allied initiatives like Build Back Better World, the Blue Dot Network, and the US Innovation and Competition Act, the United States and its allies and partners need to overcome these obstacles along the path to trusted global infrastructure.

In advance of the Tallinn Digital Summit this September, Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Kaja Kallas will join the Atlantic Council to discuss how the United States, European nations, and their respective industries should collaborate through policy, law, and market forces to build trusted connectivity into their emerging digital and physical infrastructure, using the Three Seas Initiative as a foundational example.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and timely discussion. 

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