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GRF Young Professionals Program 2018 – 2019 Term First Meetings

GRF Young Professionals Program
2018 – 2019 Term
First Meetings

The first round of meetings of the 2018 – 2019 term of the GRF Young Professionals Program, which aims to provide a platform for young professionals who are equipped with the resolve, background, and experience to contribute to the future of Turkey and the world, were held on November 10, 2018 and November 17, 2018 at Istanbul Conrad Hotel.

The theme of the 2018 – 2019 GRF Young Professionals Program was designated as “Technology.” The discussions and presentations of this first meeting were organized around two main topics: “Cyber Risks and Security” and “Digital Technologies, Social and Governmental Structures”.

The presenters used the following books as reference points in addressing their selected topics:

Cyber Risks and Security

• Future of Politics – Jamie Susskind*
• Exploding Data, Reclaiming our Cyber Security in the Digital Age – Michael Chertoff
• Democracy Hacked, Political Turmoil and Information Warfare in the Digital Age – Martin Moore

Digital Technologies, Social and Governmental Structure

• The Perfect Weapon, War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age – David E. Sanger*
• Cyber Strategy, The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion– Valeriano, Jensen, Maness
• Cyber Mercenaries, The State, Hackers, and Power – Tim Mauer

Books marked “*” have been used as primary resources.