2013: Ron Deibert

Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012).

Time: Monday 4 November, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Location: Buchanan Penthouse

Professor Ron Deibert will be visiting UBC this November as our second Mark Zacher Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012) projects, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on issues related to technology, media, and world politics.

In keeping with the vision of the Mark Zacher Distinguished Visitor program, Prof. Deibert will be in Vancouver for several days so he can interact with the UBC community in several events – but following the pattern we established during John Ruggie’s visit we have one event intended primarily for our own Department members. This will be a talk and Q&A session on The Digital Arms Trade: States, Markets, Controls.

Deibert will give a public lecture at Vancouver Institute at 8.15 p.m. on November 2nd, a talk on “Asian States and Societies and the Internet” at  the IAR on November 4th. He will also participate in Arjun Chowdhury’s graduate seminar on International Security on November 4, and any graduate students not normally enrolled in the class are welcome to join this seminar. If you are interested in doing so, please contact Chowdhury as there are readings for the class. Diebert is  the main speaker during a panel discussion on “anti-disciplinary research” at the Liu Institute on November 5th.