About the Summit

The EastWest Institute hosted the 2015 Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit in New York City on September 9-10. 

An invitation-only event, this meeting of international leaders and experts aimed to coordinate and consolidate progress, showcase results and promote collective action. The first cyber summit was held in Dallas in May 2010. London, New Delhi, Silicon Valley and Berlin followed in subsequent years, each building on previous progress. Each summit brought together between 250 and 350 government, industry and technical leaders from over 40 countries to craft solutions for threats facing our digital world. 

Learn more about the summit program:

Plenary Sessions

Plenary sessions feature international leaders from governments, the private sector and civil society who interact from their unique perspectives on cyberspace cooperation. This year's topics:

> Is Cooperation Possible In Cyberspace?

> Global Encryption – Will It Make Us Safer?

> The Internet and the State

> Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

> Young Cyber Leaders Look Ahead






Breakthrough Groups

The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative uses EWI's proven process—Convene, Reframe, Mobilize—to help achieve objectives that will reduce conflict, crime and other disruptions in cyberspace and promote stability, innovation and inclusion. This work takes place through working groups—called breakthrough groups—that continue to meet in person and online.

Seven breakthrough groups concentrate on the initiative's three objectives. With a focus on economic and political development, three groups develop actionable recommendations for increasing the global availability and use of ICT products and services, managing objectionable electronic content across national borders, and increasing transparency and accountability in personal data collection. The groups dealing with digital security and stability focus on strengthening critical infrastructure resilience and preparedness, modernizing international procedures against cyber-enabled crimes and promoting measures of restraint in cyber armaments. The final group examines the issues surrounding governing and managing the Internet. 

You can find all breathrough group reports, together with a full selection of our publications, here.


Key international leaders from government, the private sector and civil society speak about their unique perspectives on cyberspace cooperation. Check out these and all other speakers, as they are announced in our speakers directory.

Join Our Process:

If you are interested in joining the EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, please contact us for more information on our breakthrough groups and working process.




Support Our Work:

The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative is unique in its global scope - bringing experts from different countries and sectors together to forge solutions.

Our supporters benefit by being part of the solution to the world’s most critical problems that threaten the safety, stability and security of cyberspace. For more information, contact Chris LaBianco