Cyber Dialogue


Keio CCRC-Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue

慶應義塾サイバー文明研究センター・コロンビア大学 SIPA:サイバー対話


Spring 2020 ~

Academic Lead

Keio CCRC & Columbia SIPA


Keio University’s Cyber Civilization Research Center and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs jointly initiated the Keio CCRC-Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue in Spring 2020, to discuss the future path for improving U.S.-Japan cyber cooperation with the goal of understanding the potential digital and cyber challenges that both countries face. The Dialogue brings together a focused group of U.S. and Japanese business, policy, and academic thought leaders to share perspectives, discuss, and seek opportunities to collaborate in the areas of Cyber Norms, Digital Free Trade with Trust, Tech Innovation, and Human Element of Cyber Crisis.

In May 2020 the Dialogue hosted its inaugural public event, Japan-US Digital and Cyber Dialogue: Ensuring Collaboration in a Time of Change. Organized with generous support from the Japan Society, the event theme was Enhancing US-Japan Digital and Cyber Collaboration and featured a keynote speech from UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, and four panel discussions with former high-level government officials, private sector leaders, and distinguished scholars. Our next major planned event will be a remote session providing perspectives on key Japan-US cyber and digital collaboration challenges and opportunities moving forward in 2021, remotely hosted by Columbia SIPA in April 2021. Details will be forthcoming.

Moving forward, the Dialogue plans to stay active between events by members collaborating to create “bite-sized” media projects such as joint blog postings, videos and podcasts on the themes of the four subgroups. Video recordings of the Dialogue’s 2020 event and “bite-sized” videos are available on the Dialogue’s YouTube channel. Podcasts can be found on the Dialogue’s Spotify page.

慶應義塾大学サイバー文明研究センター(CCRC)Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairsは共同して、慶應CCRC・コロンビアSIPAサイバー対話を2020年春に開始しました。本プロジェクトは未来における米国と日本のサイバー協力の改善を議論するために立ち上げられ、両国が直面しているデジタル・サイバーの挑戦を理解することを目標としています。又、本プロジェクトでは米国と日本のビジネス、政治、学術の有識者たちが各々の見解を共有して議論し、Cyber NormsとDigital Free Trade with Trustと Tech InnovationとHuman Element of Cyber Crisisの分野において協力する機会を追究します。

2020年5月にプロジェクト発足のイベントとしてJapan-US Digital and Cyber Dialogue: Ensuring Collaboration in a Time of Changeが行われました。本イベントはジャパンソ・サイエティーからの多大なサポートを得て行われ、そこでのテーマは「米国と日本のデジタル・サイバー協力」でした。基調講演はUN High Representative for Disarmament Affairsの中満泉氏によるもので、パネルディスカッションはformer high-level government officialsとprivate sector leadersと学術有識者によるものでした。次回の大きなイベントはコロンビアSIPAを遠隔で招待し、米国と日本のサイバー・デジタルの協力と挑戦について見解を深める内容で、2021年4月を予定しています。詳細については追ってお知らせします。


Project Members

David Farber Co-Director, CCRC & Distinguished Professor, Keio Global Research Institute
Greg Rattray Senior Research Scholar, SIPA
Kazuo Noguchi Senior Researcher, Keio University
Catharina Maracke Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University


Inquiry email: jusdcd1[at]
Keio CCRC: Kaori Suzuki
Columbia SIPA: Alessia Margarita

Announcement / Updates


Keio CCRC Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue July Dialogue: Technology Innovation

• Jun Takei

ICT Public Policy Director, Intel Corporation
• Catharina Maracke
Associate Professor, Graduate School for Media and Governance, Keio University
• John Bansemer
 Senior Fellow, Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)

Joshua Walker
President and CEO, Japan Society


Keio CCRC Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue: Cyber Norms

• Ambassador Takeshi Akahori
Ambassador for Cyber Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
• His Excellency Jürg Lauber
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
• Daniel Dobrygowski
Head of Governance & Trust, Cybersecurity Legal Counsel, World Economic Forum (WEF)

• Kazuo Noguchi
Senior Manager at Hitachi America & Senior Researcher, Keio University


Keio CCRC-Columbia SIPA Cyber Dialogue: Human Element of Cyber Crisis

• Mihoko Matsubara
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)
• Jason Healey
Senior Research Scholar of Cyber Conflict Studies at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

• Tobias Burgers
Project Assistant Professor at Keio’s Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC).


PODCAST EPISODE: Cyber Norms in 2021

• Greg Rattray
Senior Research Scholar, SIPA
• Kazuo Noguchi
Senior Researcher, Keio University