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.”
In this event, students from across the Arctic and the rest of the world will pitch their work on ways to address challenges in the changing Arctic region, ranging from environmental issues to geopolitics. We will hear their 2-minute pitch, discuss the ideas, and select our winners. A Few ideas will then be incubated for further development.
The Arctic Innovation Lab is organized by the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, the University of Greenland, the University of Iceland, the UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and MGIMO University.
Moderated by Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Co-founder and Co-director, Arctic Initiative