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 Project on Managing the Atom Seminar, MTA will welcome Scott D. Sagan, the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Sagan will present "Atomic Aversion and American Public Opinion on Just War Principles," followed by a Q&A. This event is open to the public, seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Coffee and tea provided.