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Cyber Security expert Subimal Bhattacharjee takes up visiting scholar role at Indiana University's Ostrom Workshop in United States

Renowned cyber security expert, Subimal Bhattacharjee, has embarked on a mission to bolster global cyber security policy at the prestigious Ostrom Workshop, situated at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Bhattacharjee’s tenure, which began on September 5, 2023, is set to extend throughout the entire Fall semester, concluding in mid-December 2023.

The Ostrom Workshop, founded at Indiana University in 1973 by first woman Nobel laureate in Economics Elinor Ostrom and her husband, Vincent Ostrom, is a hub of interdisciplinary collaboration. It draws scholars, lawyers, economists, policymakers, political scientists and experts from various domains to address pressing global challenges related to shared resources, ranging from clean water to the security of cyberspace.

During his tenure, Bhattacharjee will focus on researching and developing a global regulatory framework for cyber security. His work will be centered on the 11 non-binding norms of responsible State behavior in cyberspace, as outlined by the Group of Governmental Experts comprising 25 nations in July 2021.

In addition to his research endeavours, Bhattacharjee will teach students about cyber security and share his expertise with them. Moreover, he is slated to deliver lectures and presentations at numerous institutions and universities across the United States during his stay.

The renowned cyber security expert will work closely with Professor Scott Shackelford, the Executive Director of the Ostrom Workshop. Prof. Shackelford holds multiple roles at Indiana University, including Provost Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the Kelley School of Business and Executive Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). He is also an Affiliated Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

Bhattacharjee has served as the country head of General Dynamics, a multinational defense corporation based in New Delhi. In this capacity, he oversaw General Dynamics’ corporate operations in India and provided guidance to business units interested in the Indian defense market. His extensive experience includes advising governments and global business corporations on cyber security policy matters, making him a recognised expert in the field. He is also a well-known columnist and television commentator, frequently addressing these critical issues.

Beyond his professional achievements, Bhattacharjee has made significant contributions to the world of film-making. He directed and produced the award-winning documentary “Netaji@125” in 2022 and was also the producer of “Memories of Forgotten War” in 2016.

Subimal Bhattacharjee hails from Haflong, Assam, and a graduate from Cotton University, Guwahati. He holds a postgraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi and a graduate degree in Law from Maharishi University, Lucknow.

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