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We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave

Mon, Mar 4, 2013, 4:00pm - 6:00pm


You are cordially invited to a showing of 

We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave 

with remarks by
Blaise Misztal
Associate Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Director of Cyber ShockWave

Monday, March 4
4:00-6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Registration for this event is now closed.

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school that focuses on teaching all the arts of statecraft and how they can be used to create solutions to our national security threats.  At this event, IWP will present a film depicting a scripted but likely U.S. government response to a simulated cyber attack on our nation – a type of attack that could have a debilitating impact on our nation’s critical infrastructure.  CNN premiered this video in 2010 with host Wolf Blitzer.

We Were Warned: Cyber ShockWave is a national security “war game” scenario created by the Bipartisan Policy Center with former CIA Director General Michael Hayden, as well as the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former Gov. Thomas Kean (R-NJ).  In the film, a high-ranking working group responds to a similated cyber attack on our nation.  

Blaise MistzalBlaise Misztal is currently the associate director of foreign policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). He joined BPC as a senior policy analyst in 2008. His works on topics including Iran’s nuclear program, fragile states, and U.S. public diplomacy. In addition, Misztal launched BPC’s cybersecurity initiative by directing the 2009 “Cyber ShockWave” simulation which aired on CNN. He has spoken at numerous conferences on cybersecurity and the need for better private-public partnership to respond to cyberattacks.

Before joining BPC, Misztal spent a year as a Nuffield Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He was selected as a future leader by the Foreign Policy Initiative in 2010 and named as a national security fellow by the Foundation for Defense of Democracy in 2011. His publications include “Protect, But From What? Genocide As A Concept Of Moral And Legal Universalism,” in Rafal Lemkin: A Hero of Humanity; and a number of op-eds in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Misztal is currently completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University. He holds an M.Phil. in political science from Yale and an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago.

Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires an RSVP in advance.  In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event.  A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event. The use of photographic and/or recording equipment is prohibited except by advanced permission from IWP, the event organizer, and the speaker(s). IWP is a private organization; as such, all attendees are guests of the Institute.