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The NYU Center for Cybersecurity and Center for Global Affairs are proud to present the CSAW’21 Policy Competition. Students from various educational backgrounds who are interested in the nexus of policy and emerging technological issues are invited to think critically about major cybersecurity policy issues affecting society. The Policy Competition cultivates an environment encouraging students to impact the cyber-policy industry by presenting their ideas to leaders within the field.

2021 Policy Topics 

TBA in May 2021


competition timeline

Competition Details & Registration Opens

late May 2021

Registration Deadline

TBA (typically September)

Policy Writing Seminar

TBA (before brief deadline)

Policy Brief Deadline

TBA (typically early October)

Workshop on Presentation Skills


Qualification Round Presentations*


Finalist Notification

by 15 October 2021

Virtual Final Presentations & Conference*

10 - 14 November 2021

*Presentation times to be scheduled with teams in advance

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competition resources

Background Papers

Pending release for 2021

Policy Writing Seminar

TBA for 2021

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos of the NYU Center for Global Affairs will review guidelines and best practices for policy memo writing. 

An online meeting link will be shared with registered teams. 


Workshop on Presentation Skills

TBA for 2021


Join us for an opportunity to better understand how to best prepare your oral presentation for the CSAW competition. 

An online meeting link will be shared with registered teams. 

Educational Programs
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2020 competition

2020 rules & guidelines
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2020 background papers
Congratulations to our
2020 Finalists & Winners

competition organizers

The Policy Competition is organized by students from NYU's Center for Global Affairs, Tandon School of Engineering, CAS, GSAS, Wagner, and Law. Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos serves as the Policy faculty advisor. 

We are currently recruiting organizing committee members. If you are interested in joining the our team, please email csaw-policy@nyu.edu

Email the Organizers