The Harriman Institute of Russian,
Eurasian, and East European Studies
and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute
of War and Peace Studies present

Cyber Security,
Cyber Diplomacy:
21st Century Challenge

Monday, March 6, 2022
1219 International Affairs Building

Advanced registration required.
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Tanel Sepp, Estonian Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy;
Former Director of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Defense, Estonia

Moderated by Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor, School of Public
and International Affairs, Columbia University


Speaker Biography

Tanel Sepp is the Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy since January 2022. He started his diplomatic career in 2003, has been posted to Luxembourg (2005), to Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (2006-2009) dealing with civilian crisis management, to Kabul (2009-2011) as head of the Special Mission of Estonia, Washington (2012-2015) as Deputy Head of Mission and to Addis-Abeba (2020-2022) as Estonian Chargé d’Affaires during Estonia’s seat at the UN Security Council. During his years in the capital, Mr Sepp has dealt with EU integration, European security policy and South-Asia matters. From 2015-2019 he was seconded to the Ministry of Defence to deal with international partnerships at the Cyber Policy Department where he became the director of the department in 2019.