Berkley Lecture Student Event: Cyber Policy Expert Kate Charlet
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High-school and university students and teachers are invited to join cyber policy expert Kate Charlet for a timely and informative presentation on cyber security and policy. The program is free to attend. This program is limited to students and their teachers; we invite others who are interested to attend Ms. Charlet's lecture on the future of cyber conflict earlier in the day. Please RSVP by January 31 directly to with your name, school, and number of students.

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2-3:30 p.m.
Where: National Archives
400 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
United States
Contact: Matthew Hughes

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About the Speaker

Kate Charlet is the program director for Technology and International Affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She works primarily on the security and international implications of evolving technologies, with a focus on cybersecurity and cyber conflict; biotechnology; and artificial intelligence.

Charlet served in the Department of Defense for the last decade, most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (acting) for Cyber Policy, where she led the development of DoD cyber policy and strategy, guidance on development cyber capabilities, and the expansion of international cyber relationships. Kate represented DoD in interagency efforts to manage multiple significant cyber incidents affecting the Department of Defense, federal computer networks, and United States critical infrastructure. She also oversaw decision-making to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command and promoted development and implementation of the U.S. government’s first-ever vulnerability disclosure policy.

Charlet is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest award available to civil servants. She served in senior advisory roles on the Defense Science Board Task Forces on Cyber Deterrence, on Cyber as a Strategic Capability, and on the Presidential Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity.

Prior to working cyberspace issues, Charlet served as the director for Afghanistan strategy and policy in the Department of Defense, where she represented DOD in negotiations with the Afghan government on the 2012 Strategic Partnership Agreement. From 2009-2010, she was director for strategic planning at the National Security Council, where she played a key role in developing President Obama’s 2010 National Security Strategy. Earlier in her career, she conducted research on issues at the nexus of science and security, with a focus on biosecurity, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Henry L. Stimson Center.

Charlet holds degrees in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and International Relations (Strategic Studies) from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.

About the Event

Please plan to arrive at the National Archives (400 W. Pershing Rd., KCMO) so that the program can start as close to 2 p.m. as possible.

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