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.”
***FOR EUROPEAN/NATO MEMBER AND US/CANADIAN NATIONALS***
In this first of two sessions, Suvi Seppaleinen, MC/MPA 2019 and Kevin Prager, MC/MPA 2013, both working in senior roles with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), reflect on their career paths into the two major European foreign policy institutions. They will offer insights into the competitive entrance examinations and different paths into the institutions. They will discuss the impact of a Kennedy School degree on career advancement in their organizations and how best to navigate these major bureaucracies, as well as share their views on how best to craft impact-oriented careers in European foreign and defense policy.
Advisor, Secretariat General
Strategic Policy Planning
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Kevin Leland Prager
Manager, Special Projects
Strategic Communications Unit
Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters
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