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.”
A conversation with Lawrence H. Summers and David Gergen.
Event Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers: Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Director, National Economic Council (2009-2010); President Emeritus, Harvard University
Event Moderator: David Gergen, director of HKS Center for Public Leadership
Introduced by: Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
**A Harvard ID is required for this event.