Event: Conferences

Cyber Warfare; Emerging Trilateral Partnership; China, North Korea, & Russia - Fall 2023 Conference

Fall 2023 Conference

This year the conference was titled: "Cyber Warfare" and presented an overview of cyber warfare challenges, the emerging trilateral partnership: China, North Korea, and Russia, and cyber methodologies and vulnerabilities.

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Bruce Klingner specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs as the Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Klingner’s analysis and writing about North Korea, South Korea and Japan, as well as related issues, are informed by his 20 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. From 1996 to 2001, Klingner was CIA’s Deputy Division Chief for Korea, responsible for the analysis of political, military, economic and leadership issues for the president of the United States and other senior U.S. policymakers. In 1993-1994, he was the chief of CIA’s Korea branch, which analyzed military developments during a nuclear crisis with North Korea.


Klingner, who joined Heritage in 2007, has testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Klingner is a distinguished graduate of the National War College, where he received a master’s degree in National Security Strategy in 2002.


Tom Wingfield is a senior international and defense researcher in RAND's Department of Defense & Political Sciences. An international lawyer, his expertise is in the strategic and policy aspects of the cyber domain and the information environment. He has done extensive international and security cooperation work, and has been a professional military educator and administrator. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy from 2019 to 2021, responsible for implementing the DoD Cyber Strategy and coordinating issues and actions across the Department of Defense, the Interagency, and the international community.


Earlier, he served as the Acting Chancellor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the College of Information and Cyberspace. Wingfield previously served as Professor of Cyber Law at CIC. He is an acknowledged expert in the use of force in cyberspace who initiated and served on the drafting committee of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyberwarfare (Cambridge, 2013). He has taught and managed faculty at the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. A former naval officer, Wingfield holds two law degrees from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. and an LL.M. He is a founding member of the Roundtable on Military Cyber Stability, a Track 1.5 effort to involve senior national security experts from China, Russia, and the US in strategic cyber stability discussions and research projects.



Ambassador Morse H. Tan served as the first Asian-American Ambassador at Large in U.S. history, and he is currently the second Korean-American law school dean in the nation’s history. A unique position in world history, Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice Tan pursued preventative, mitigating, and accountability-seeking justice throughout the world for mass atrocity crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The top policy position in the entire U.S. government in this area, Dean Tan advanced this mission in places such as Rwanda, Kosovo, Syria, Burma, China, Iraq, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Nagorno-Karabakh, North Korea, Sudan, Lebanon, and El Salvador. The foremost legal scholar on North Korea, Dean Tan published “North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises” (Routledge) and more law review articles on this subject than any other scholar.


Nov 9, 2023