About The Forum

April 9-11, 2020 //  Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

After four successful years, the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum returns April 9-11, 2020. In collaboration with Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges and Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the Forum brings together an impressive array of attorneys, technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and academics to tackle the most pressing cyber challenges in a unique, interdisciplinary environment. The Forum is directed by Oona A. Hathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and is team-taught by faculty across the university. 

The Forum will be organized around expert panels, talks by keynote speakers and breakout sessions in which we will draw on the expertise of all participants. Every attendee at the conference will take an active role in tackling the challenges ahead.


New for 2020: The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum is pleased to announce an expanded set of competitive fellowships now available for talented cybersecurity professionals. Made possible through generous outside sponsorship, all admitted participants will now receive fellowships covering the full cost of tuition for the Forum.


What makes the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum different from other programs?

The Forum will draw on lessons learned in a Hewlett Foundation-funded cross-disciplinary course, “The Law and Technology of Cyber Conflict,” co-taught by Professor Hathaway. The innovative collaboration between Yale Law School and the Yale Department of Computer Science, aimed at spanning the disciplinary gaps between future lawyers and computer scientists, provides a foundation for the Cyber Leadership Forum conversations. Several Yale students will participate in the conference, offering a fresh perspective on the challenges that lie ahead.


We are grateful to our generous sponsors for supporting the 2020 Yale Cyber Leadership Forum:

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