Steering Committee

“Transatlantic Dialogues on Security and Freedom in the Digital Age” is a joint project of New America in Washington DC and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin.


A high-level steering committee made up of senior policymakers, academics and private sector representatives from Europe and the US advises the project team.

In Memory of Roger Hurwitz

In April 2015, the cybersecurity community lost one of its outstanding members and brightest thinkers, Dr. Roger Hurwitz. Roger was one of the most active members of the steering committee for this project and his thoughtful insights, sharp humor, and infectious smile and enthusiasm for the subject will be missed by this team and indeed all who knew him.


Thomas Bagger
Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office

Ansgar Baums
Director Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Germany

Natalie Black
Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance,
United Kingdom Cabinet Office

Paul Cornish
Oxford Martin Fellow, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre;
Professor of Strategic Studies, University of Exeter

Ron Deibert
Director, Canada Center for Global Security Studies; Director, Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Head of the New Risk Research Unit, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Martha Finnemore
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Duncan Hollis
Associate Dean, Professor of Law, Temple Law School

Roger Hurwitz
Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alexander Klimburg
Senior Research Fellow, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Yurie Ito
Director of Global Coordination, Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC)

Gustav Lindstrom
Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Geneva Center for Security Policy

Kristin Lord
Acting President, United States Institute for Peace

Cheri McGuire
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cyber Security Policy, Symantec Corporation

Joseph Nye
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School

Thomas Rid
Professor, King’s College London

Marietje Schaake
Member of the European Parliament

Wendy Seltzer
Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Visiting Fellow with
Yale Law School's Information Society Project

Ian Wallace
Visiting Fellow for Cybersecurity in the Center for 21st Century Security & Intelligence, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution