15/10/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15th at 19:00h
Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Fuencarral 3, Madrid)
Aspen Institute España and Fundación Telefónica came together again to present a new session for the Program Tech&Society with a conference by Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar on Cyber-diplomacy: The Role of International Relations in Emerging Technologies. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar is Ambassador at Large for cyber-diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The session was moderated by Áurea Moltó, Sub-Director of Política Exterior and Director of politicaexterior.com.
Technological developments and achievements have become the backbone of modern societies and economy. With greater interdependence, societies stand face to face with the increasing threat of destabilising effects from cyberspace. In her public talk, Ambassador Tiirmaa-Klaar elaborated on the following emerging areas: increasing interconnectedness in the world led by Information and Telecommunication technologies, how to encourage responsible state behavior in cyberspace and what can the international community do to mitigate threats. The three elements of the talk focused on the policy, legal and technical aspects of cyberspace.
The event took place in English with a Spanish sign language translator (LSE). Simultaneous translation devices for Spanish-speakers were also provided. Live streaming was available on Fundacíon Teléfonica´s web page, and on social media under the hashtag #TechSociety. Thank you for joining us.
HELI TIIRMAA-KLAAR (@HeliKlaar)
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar is the Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Up until fall 2018, she was as the Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service where she has steered and coordinated the EU external relations on cyber issues since 2012. She has been working on cyber security since 2007 when she led the development of the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of the Estonian strategy, managed the National Cyber Security Council and led the development of Estonia’s National Cyber System as well as the public-private partnerships for cyber security. In 2011, she was assigned to the NATO International Staff to develop the new NATO Cyber Defence Policy. In her earlier career, she has held various managerial positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Tallinn University. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University and has published articlese in several academic journals throughout her career.
ÁUREA MOLTÓ (@aureamolto)
Áurea Moltó is Sub-Director of Política Exterior and Director of politicaexterior.com. She previously worked as journalist in Agencia EFE (the Spanish news agency) and as a documentalist in Grupo Santillana before joining Economía Exterior as a Deputy Managing Editor. She was also an Advisor to the Secretary of State of España Global in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has a Communications degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a Master in Publishing from Universidad de Salamanca and postgraduate studies in Contemporary Latin American Politics from Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset. In 2009 she was senior visiting fellow at The Inter-American Dialogue (Washington DC). Aurea is a regular contributor to Latin American Advisor, Ethic magazine and 5Continentes in Radio 5 (Spanish national broadcasting station). She is a member of the Spanish Leadership Network of the Rafael del Pino Foundation. Besides being passionate about international journalism, she actively advocates for the equal participation of women in international relations.