The University is looking forward to hosting the 5th consecutive edition of Switzerland’s executive Cybersecurity Management Challenges (CMC) Symposium.

This coming September 11 in Franklin's Nielsen Auditorium, domestic and international cybersecurity and policy experts will convene to discuss how cybersecurity laws and policies have a direct impact on human rights, particularly the right to privacy, freedom of expression and the free flow of information. The symposium is organized by Franklin's Department of International Relations and Political Science in partnership with Anchorage Group, and it has received the patronage of the City of Lugano as well as the support from numerous sponsors and partners.

Franklin Faculty Morris Mottale, Georges Rocourt and Christopher Dawson, and our Dean of Executive Education and Global Outreach, Carlo Giardinetti, will present along with other distinguished experts in the area of civil rights, human rights, privacy and security during the event.

Among the distinguished keynote speakers will be His Excellency David W.F. Huang, Ambassador of the Economic and Cultural Delegation of Taipei in Bern; Alexander Vautravers, Head of the Department of Security and Strategical Questions for the Canton of Geneva; Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of ImmuniWeb; Natalia Spînu, Head of the Cyber Security Center CERT in Chişinău (Moldavia); and Giacomo Salvanelli, founding partner and coordinator of the Criminology Department of the Multidisciplinary Institute for Security Management and Antisociality Prevention in Milan, Italy. The Mayor of Lugano, the Honorable Marco Borradori, will open the Symposium.

For more information on the notable speakers and the preliminary version of the program, please refer to the Symposium website.