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The Fifth Annual Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference
Conflict and Concord: Rebuilding the Geopolitical Sphere
Keynote by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper
Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:00PM-7:45PM
Georgetown’s largest student-run international affairs conference will this year host policy-makers and experts to discuss the important topic of the future national security challenges faced by the United States. In the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, how are the United States military and government adapting to meet the challenges of the 21st century? How will the United States respond to the changing landscapes of the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe? These and more questions will be addressed by our keynote speaker, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, following the panel discussions. Panel topics include the changes in International Law and the ICC, the rise of defense technologies such as missile systems in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, an assessment of US-China cooperation in Southeast Asia, the role of innovative and new crypto currencies and how they will impact the global financial world, and the evolution of international surveillance. The conference will include refreshments and participants will have a chance to meet and chat with experts.
Hosted by the International Relations Club
- Check-in: 3:00 PM-4:00PM Copley Formal Lounge: Georgetown University, 3600 N Street
- Panel Discussions: 4:00 PM-5:50 PM
- Refreshments: 5:50 PM- 6:20 PM
- Keynote Address by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence: 6:30 PM-7:30PM
-Closing Remarks: 7:30PM-7:45PM
Panel IV: Cryptocurrency and Global Financial Security, Location: International Cultural Center 120
Panel Coordinator: Neshal Patel
The creation of Bitcoin in 2009 stemmed the prominence of cryptocurrency and with the rise of its importance came the inevitable questions and criticisms about cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that are managed through advanced encryption techniques, many governments have taken a cautious approach toward them, fearing their lack of central control and the effects they could have on financial security. Since the inception of Bitcoin, several countries have accepted the new digital currency while many others have banned or passed strict regulations on it. In addition, the immediate success of Bitcoin has also led to the establishment of other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, and Dogecoin to name a few. The rise of cryptocurrencies also brings into question the legitimacy and security of these new mediums of currency and many fear the rapid fluctuations that occur with the price of these cryptocurrencies.
Will these currencies ever be used as conventional currency? Are these currencies too volatile and risky to ever be respected globally? What is the future of these cryptocurrencies? How will these new currencies coexist with and impact the security of the current global financial system?
Ms. Carol Van Cleef, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
Ms. Cathy Reisenwitz, Editor-in-Chief, Sex and the State
Mr. Darrell Duane, Leader, Bitcoin Solutions