Leaders from governments and businesses, including Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, and Peter Albatef, President of Dell Services, came together on February 18, 2010 to devise strategies to address the world's most pressing security concerns.

Leaders gathered at EWI’s seventh annual Worldwide Security Conference (WSC7), a platform to reframe perceptions of international security threats and opportunities and determine concrete steps to protect people, economies and infrastructure around the world.

The seventh annual Worldwide Security Conference:

  • continued our tradition of articulating new goals for global security and the steps needed to achieve them
  • stimulated progressive improvement in the way global security is managed and reviewed
  • brought together leading policy makers, specialists, business executives, community leaders and journalists from around the world for debate and networking.

WSC7 is co-sponsored by the Financial Times, Dell and Deloitte.

Registration for the conference is now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

Topics at WSC7 included:

  • Cyber threats, financial risk and economic security
  • Economic crisis: social radicalization and risk management
  • Business resilience after bio-threats
  • Cyber threats: Russian, Indian and Chinese perspectives
  • Trade recovery contingencies after terrorist attacks
  • Integration of Russian ICT systems into European infrastructure
  • Business leaders’ role in international cybersecurity
  • Towards a global Energy Security Council
  • Customs organizations and online criminal activities
  • Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Counter-radicalization in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • NATO goes global? What role for Russia?
  • Alternative Futures for Afghanistan and Southwest Asia: A special, one-day, invitation-only consultation on February 17.
  • International Pathways to Cybersecurity: A special, one-day, invitation-only consultation on February 17.
  • Accelerating Responses for Climate Security: A special, one-day, invitation-only consultation on February 16.