International economy and securing new generation 5G wireless networks: conversation with Amb. Robert Strayer | American Institute of Business




Wednesday May 29, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

AEI, Auditorium
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NO
Washington, DC 20036

Summary of the event

On May 29, Amb. Robert Strayer from the US State Department visited AEI to discuss US leadership in fifth generation (5G) wireless networks and the economic and security implications.
Amb. Strayer began by discussing the benefits of 5G networks, such as increased speeds and reduced latency, which will allow billions of new devices to gain connectivity. He discussed the need for increased security and how the United States is urging foreign countries to take a risk-based approach. He and AEI’s Shane Tews also looked at possible security holes in 5G and the “non-technical factors” involved.

During the panel of experts, Zack Cooper of AEI highlighted the massive scale of intellectual property theft in China. He noted that China’s foreign investment has put many countries in a position where banning Chinese companies from their 5G networks seems untenable. Panelists discussed key concerns with Huawei, including sanctions violations, unfair subsidies and the Chinese government’s influence on the company. Mark Jamison of AEI discussed the massive investments required to deploy 5G networks. Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research explained the technological innovations that will make 5G networks faster, more flexible and more integrated and why these same advancements mean that Huawei’s involvement in 5G poses a major national security risk.

-Kiaran Pethokoukis

description of the event

Next-generation 5G wireless networks will soon be deployed globally, increasing the speed, reliability and responsiveness of wireless networks. In addition to benefiting smartphones, the enhanced capabilities of 5G wireless will open up massive new opportunities in healthcare, connected cars, entertainment, industrial automation applications, and more.

As Assistant Under Secretary for Cyber ​​Policy and International Communications at the US State Department, Robert Strayer has been a champion of this revolutionary technology. He focused on ensuring secure networks so that 5G can bring productivity to the US market without posing a security threat. Join AEI’s Shane Tews as Amb. Strayer discusses US leadership in securing 5G networks and the economic and business benefits of this new technology. A round table of experts will follow.

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If you are unable to attend, we invite you to watch the event live on this page. The full video will be posted within 24 hours.


8:45 am

9:00 a.m.
Shane Tews, IAE

9:05 am
Robert strayer, US Department of State

9:20 a.m.
Robert strayer, US Department of State
Shane Tews, IAE

9:30 AM
Questions and answers

9:35 a.m.
Round table

Zack Cooper, IAE
Marc Jamison, IAE
Pierre Rysavy, Rysavy Research

Shane Tews, IAE

10:20 a.m.
Questions and answers


Contact details

For more information, please contact Matt Au at [email protected], 202.862.5918.

Zack Cooper is a research fellow at the AEI, where he studies US defense strategy in Asia, US alliances and partnerships in Asia, strategic competition between the US and China, and Chinese economic policy and coercion. Prior to joining AEI, Dr Cooper was Senior Research Fellow for Security in Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He was also assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council of the White House and Special Assistant to the Deputy Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Ministry of Defense. Dr Cooper has been published in several academic journals, including International Security, Security Studies, and the US Naval War College Review. He is also co-author of various studies on Asia, including topics such as US military strategy and posture in Asia, anti-Chinese coercion, and US defense cooperation. with regional allies and partners. He is co-editor of two books with Michael Green, “Postwar Japan: Growth, Security, and Uncertainty Since 1945” (CSIS / Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and “Strategy Japan: New Approaches to Foreign Policy and the US-Japan Alliance” ( CSRS / Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Dr Cooper graduated from Princeton University with a doctorate. and a master’s degree in security studies and an MPA in international relations. He holds a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University.

Marc Jamison is a visiting scholar at AEI, where he works on how technology affects the economy and on telecommunications and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issues. He is concurrently Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Dr Jamison served on the FCC’s Transition Team for President-elect Trump, as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Florida Governor’s Internet Task Force, and as Chairman of the Transportation and Utilities Group. . Previously, he was Director of Regulatory Policy at Sprint, Head of Research for the Iowa Utilities Board and Communications Economist for the Kansas Corporation Commission. He has also served on various state and federal boards of directors, most notably as chair of the staff subcommittee on communication of the National Association of Commissioners for Regulatory Services. Dr Jamison has written three books, including “Industry Structure and Pricing: The New Rivalry in Infrastructure” (Kluwer Academic Press, 1999), and has contributed to several edited volumes. He has published in academic and policy journals such as the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Review of Network Economics and Telecommunications Policy. His popular writings have appeared in RealClearMarkets, US News & World Report, The Gainesville Sun, and the Sun Sentinel, among others. Dr Jamison holds a doctorate. in Economics from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural education and economics from Kansas State University.

Pierre Rysavy is the President of Rysavy Research LLC, a wireless technology consulting firm since 1993. He is a widely published expert on the capabilities and evolution of wireless technology. He has written over 180 articles, reports, columns and white papers, and has taught over 40 public wireless courses and webcasts. He has also performed technical assessments of numerous wireless technologies including cellular data services, municipal / mesh Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi hotspot networks, mobile browser technologies, messaging systems. wireless and social networking applications. From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Rysavy was Executive Director of the Wireless Technology Association, an industry organization that evaluated wireless technologies, studied mobile communications architectures, and promoted wireless data interoperability. From 1988 to 1993, he was vice president of engineering and technology at Traveling Software (later renamed LapLink). Prior to Traveling Software, he spent seven years at Fluke Corporation, where he worked on data acquisition products and touchscreen technology. Mr. Rysavy received a BA and MA in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1979.

Robert strayer is the Assistant Undersecretary for Cyber ​​and International Communication and Information Policy. In this capacity, he leads the development of international cybersecurity, Internet, data and privacy policy and related negotiations with foreign governments. Amb. Strayer was appointed by the President to lead the US delegation of more than 90 people to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2018, and he served as Vice President of the conference. Prior to joining the Department of State, Amb. Strayer was the attorney general of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In 2015, he taught a seminar on cybersecurity law as an adjunct professor of law at the George Mason University Law School. From 2011 to 2012, he was Director of the Homeland Security Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. From 2005 to 2011, he served as an adviser and, subsequently, deputy director of Republican personnel on the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. From 2002 to 2005, Amb. Strayer practiced telecommunications law at WilmerHale. Prior to that, he worked for then Chief Justice Lanier Anderson at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and was Si Karas Fellow in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Amb. Strayer received a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Headdress, and he received a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Denison University.

Shane Tews is a visiting scholar at AEI, where she works primarily on cybersecurity and internet governance issues. She is also President of Logan Circle Strategies, where she focuses on information and communications technology and cybersecurity policy issues. Previously, Ms. Tews managed Internet security and digital commerce issues as Vice President of Global Policy for Verisign Inc. She began her career at George HW Bush’s White House as Deputy Deputy Director in the Office. of Cabinet Affairs and then moved to Capitol Hill. as the legislative director of a member of Congress. She is currently vice-chair of the Internet Education Foundation board of directors and co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum USA. Ms. Tews studied communications at Arizona State University and American University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a focus on communications and political science.



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