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Press release

Berlin, March 23, 2016

Stakeholder conference as part of the U.S.-Germany Cyber Bilateral Meeting at the Digital Society Institute at ESMT

  • 4th meeting between the U.S. and Germany on the digital future
  • Video conference with stakeholders at the Digital Society Institute

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT European School of Management and Technology is hosting a video conference with stakeholders as part of the fourth U.S.-German Cyber Bilateral Meeting today. The discussion series is an initiative of the German and U.S. governments to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in areas such as cybersecurity, cybercrime, and Internet freedom. One part of the dialogue is an exchange among stakeholders in both countries about cyber-related issues. DSI is hosting it this year at ESMT together with the German Federal Foreign office and the U.S. Department of State in the form of a video conference.

The U.S.-Germany Cyber Bilateral Meetings are held annually in the United States or Germany with to involve all relevant governmental parties in a dialogue about current cyber issues. Additional discussions inform stakeholders of the current status of the bilateral dialogue. Participants of this year’s video conference at the DSI at ESMT in Berlin include Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and Ambassador Thomas Fitschen, Federal Foreign Office representative for the United Nations, cyber foreign policy, and the fight against terrorism.

Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director of the Digital Society Institute, said, “We are delighted to host this conference on relevant cyber topics at ESMT. Transatlantic cooperation on this matter is very important to be well prepared for the future.”

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ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA/MPA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.