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.”
Location: Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
A panel discussion with Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights and Director of Research, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, Sofia Kouvelaki, Executive Director at the Home Project, Athens, Greece, and Vidur Chopra, Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at the Department of Government, Harvard University and MEI Faculty Affiliate..
Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Lunch will be served.
- Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
- Acting Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative
- Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies