A Conversation on Economic Espionage with Catherine Lotrionte

On Thursday, April 29, the Strauss Center will host Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Lotrionte’s virtual talk will explore cyber-enabled economic espionage. This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series

Registration is required. Please note you must have a Zoom account and login to Zoom with the same email address you used to register. The size of the audience is limited.


Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is currently a Senior Researcher at Georgetown University, a Senior Associate in the Technology Policy Program at CSIS and a Senior Fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University. Previously she served as the Brent Scowcroft scholar at the Atlantic Council. She is also the founder and former Director of the CyberProject at Georgetown University, where she has taught and written on international and national security law, international affairs and technology.  At Georgetown she founded the CyberProject in 2008 and the Annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement which draws on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives and academic scholars, providing technical, corporate, legal and policy perspectives from the international community. Lotrionte served as Counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, on the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and in the U.S. Department of Justice. 

She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict and has testified before Congress and NATO on cyber issues.  She has authored numerous publications on a broad array of topics, including espionage, information technology, international law, and deterrence and is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences across the global.

Dr. Lotrionte holds a MA and Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University. She currently serves on the board of directors of the American Federation of Scientists and has previously served as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Cyber Policy Task Force, and the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.   

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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