On September 9th the National Committee hosted Nigel Inkster, CMG for a discussion of rising cyber capacity in China and what the capacity means for China's role in global order. The talk centered on Mr. Inkster's new book, China's Cyber Power, and featured young professionals, experts and NCAFP members interested in delving into both the subject of cyber statecraft and China's emergent role in that field. Jason Healey of Columbia University and the Atlantic Council moderated the discussion and provided engaged commentary and questions to both Inkster and the audience.
Mr. Inkster is currently Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies where his research portfolio includes transnational terrorism, insurgency, transnational organised crime, cyber security, intelligence and security and the evolving character of conflict. Prior to joining IISS, Inkster served for 31 years in the British Secret intelligence Service (SIS), the last two as Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence.