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Cryptography Roundtable Discussion
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?

To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.

The event will be streamed live at, and also will be posted online following the event.


NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman,

E2SHI Annual Symposium: Innovations in managing climate risk
Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Johns Hopkins University Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute (E2SHI) will hold its annual symposium from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in Feinstone Hall (E2030) on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus, 615 N. Wolfe Street.

Pablo SuarezTitled “Innovations in managing climate risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work,” the symposium will be an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, examining climate change and disaster response, and discussing how to connect science, policy, and practice.

RSVP by Saturday, Feb. 28 to attend.

2016 Carolyn and Edward Wenk, Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Photo of Steven Chu

Due to overwhelming interest, this presentation will now take place in Shriver Hall. For those unable to attend, this lecture will be live streamed on Johns Hopkins University’s Ustream channel.

Steven Chu, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of physics and professor of molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University, will deliver the Carolyn and Edward Wenk, Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy on Tuesday, September 6.

In a talk titled “Climate Change and a Low-Cost Path to Clean Energy,” Chu will describe new data on climate change, the rapidly changing energy landscape, and the potential and challenges in the transition to clean energy sources.

Chu was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping. He was the first scientist to hold a White House Cabinet position, serving as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 2009 to April 2013.

Reception to follow in the Great Hall, Levering.

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