Cybersecurity expert to address Alabama World Affairs Council on March 12

Cybersecurity expert Dr. Adam Segal will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on March 12.

Cybersecurity expert Dr. Adam Segal will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on March 12.

Dr. Adam Segal, director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, will address “Technology and Innovation” during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on March 12 at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus.

The event, which will take place in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Segal’s presentation. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests. To register for the event, visit

Dr. Adam Segal
Dr. Adam Segal

“We’re pleased and honored to have an expert of Adam’s stature present to the Alabama World Affairs Council,” said Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, president of the council.  “I’ve known Adam since I was a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and he has always been on the leading edge of scholarship on cyber issues as well as on China.”

Segal also serves as the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security, and was the project director for the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report “Defending an Open, Global, Secure and Resilient Internet.”

Segal’s book“The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age”(PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Net Politics.”

Before coming to CFR, Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists where he wrote about missile defense, nuclear weapons and Asian security issues.

Segal has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University.

He holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, and earned his master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals’ knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council also serves as a platform to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air University. The Council has partnered with Troy University, Alabama’s International University, bringing all Council events to the University’s Montgomery Campus.