Spring 2020 - 58450 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2020 - 58450 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Seminar: Cybersecurity and Issues at the Intersection of Privacy, National Security, and Technology

Advancements in technology are having outsized impacts on law, national security, foreign policy, and national (as well as international) economic policy. 

In this course, we will assess these impacts to date and attempt to gauge how nations will adjust legal and policy regimes to address actual or perceived threats.  Cybersecurity will serve as the focal point for our analysis – how the protection of information (whether as a function of privacy, economics, or national defense) is driving individuals, companies, and countries to alter critical behaviors.  Each class will be structured around a specific policy decision (modeled after the National Security Council decision-making process). 

Students’ grade for this class will be based on in-class participation and on written work.

Instructor of record: Eric Greenwald

Ph.D.
MPAff
MGPS
MPAff-DC
MGPS-DC
TH 10:30AM to 12:20PM
TNH 3.129