Professor Mike Schmitt spent the last three weeks on a virtual speaking tour around the world. On 17 June, he spoke virtually on “Hostile Cyber Operations and the Pandemic” in an on-line webinar hosted by the United States Air Force Academy. That afternoon, he also gave an in-person presentation on “Cyber Law Strategy” for military legal officers from around the world attending the Defense Institute for International Law Studies program in Rhode Island, USA. The following week, he opened the Canadian Government sponsored course on Human Rights in Cyber Space for Caribbean officials with a presentation on “The Cyber Context of Human Rights.” Professor Schmitt also co-directs the 7-day course, which is certified by Reading Law School as Executive Education.
On 24 June and 1 July Professor Schmitt gave a virtual seminar for officials of European Union states. Each session covered cyber-attacks on health care and election meddling by cyber means. The seminar was hosted by Microsoft. Finally, on 30 June, Professor Schmitt was the guest speaker at Hebrew’s University Federmann Cyber Security Center. He analyzed recent UN actions regarding international cyber law and well as Israel’s recently released statement of its position as to how law applies in cyberspace.