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.”
This talk will present the key factors that lead to the development of the Brazilian ethanol and biodiesel industries. Three on-going small scale projects have been analyzed from a rural development perspective to compare their socio-economic benefits in relation to large scale projects. Preliminary analysis have tried to identify alternative partnership structures between the private sector and rural communities.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.