8:30 - 9:00

Breakfast – Great Hall, University of Pennsylvania Law School

9:00 - 10:15

Session 1Status of Cyberwar in the Law of Armed Conflict

Moderator: Kevin Govern, Ave Marie School of Law
Shuster Court Room, S-147


  1. Oona A. Hathaway, Rebecca Crootof, Philip Levitz, Haley Nix, Aileen Nowlan, William Perdue, Julia Spiegel, The Law Of Cyber-Attack California Law Review, Forthcoming 2012           
  2. David Turns, Cyber Warfare and the Notion of Direct Participation in HostilitiesJournal of Conflict & Security Law, Summer 2012           
  3. Sean Watts, Combatant Status and Computer Network AttacksFrom the Selected Works of Sean Watts, February 2010

10:45 - 12:00

Session 2Are Offensive Uses of Cyberweapons Justified for National Security

Moderator: John Dehn, West Point Center for the Rule of Law

Shuster Court Room, S-147


  1. Harold Koh, “International Law in Cyberspace” State Department           
  2. David Sanger, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, Chapter 8 “Olympic Games”           
  3. Randall R. Dipert, The Ethics of Cyberwarfare Ethics and Emerging Military Technologies, December 16, 2010           
  4. James Cook, Cyberation and Just War Doctrine: A Response to Randall Dipert Journal of Military Ethics, 2010           
  5. Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, Department of Defense, July 2011

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Address: General (Ret.) James Cartwright

Penn Law Courtyard

1:30 - 2:45

Session 3Cybersecurity, Privacy and Police Powers

Moderator: Anita Allen, Penn Law

Shuster Court Room, S-147


  1. Nicole Perlroth, Software Meant to fight Crime is Used to Spy on Dissidents, New York Times
  2. Kerry L. Childe, Cybersecurity and Privacy: Three Federal Proposals SciTech Lawyer
  3. Anita L. Allen, The Virtuous Spy: Privacy as an Ethical Limit The Monist, 2008

3:15 - 4:30

Session 4Cyberwar and International Humanitarian Law

Moderator: Jens Ohlin, Cornell Law

Shuster Court Room, S-147


5:00 - 6:15

Session 5Cybersecurity and the Private Sector

Moderator: Derek Jinks, Penn Law Visitor

Shuster Court Room, S-147


  1. Mary Ellen O’Connell, Cyber Security without Cyber War Journal of Conflict & Security Law, 2012           
  2. Susan W. Brenner with Leo L. Clarke, Civilians in Cyberwarfare: Conscripts Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  3. Amitai Etzioni, Cybersecurity and the Private Sector Issues in Science and Technology
  4. Eric A. Fischer, Federal laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions Congressional Research Service, April 23, 2012           
  5. Tim Maurer, Breaking Bad: How America’s Biggest Corporation Became Cyber Vigilantes Foreign Policy Magazine, September 10th, 2012

6:15 - 7:15

Cocktails – POD restaurant (3636 Sansom Street)

7:15 - 8:45

Dinner and Keynote Address: Major General John Davis