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Christopher Painter delivered the 2017-18 Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture, “Cyber Diplomacy: New tools in the fight against hackers, attackers, and other threats,” on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.

In his talk, Painter described how cybersecurity has metamorphosed from a niche issue of interest to technical experts to a core concern for national security, economic security, human rights and foreign policy.

He also shared an insider’s view of several international cybersecurity incidents, including the North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures, attacks on critical infrastructure, and Russian interference in democratic processes in the United States and Europe.

Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for more than 25 years. As the State Department's first cyber coordinator, he led the country's diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable internet. Painter received his bachelor's degree in political science from Cornell in 1980 and went on to graduate from Stanford Law School.