The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
As part of Harvard programming in response to the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, this campus wide panel discussion will feature talks by several Harvard scholars engaging with questions of how to engage dialogue on 9/11 in America.
Panel members include:
Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Director, Islam in the West Program and the Islamopedia Project;Research Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Senior Research Fellow at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
Professor Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School
Mr. Charlie Clements, Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
Co-Sponsors: Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program