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.”
Please join us for a breakfast conversation between Lord Browne, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and former CEO of BP, and Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project. Lord Browne will discuss the consequences of the new energy environment for society, as well as his new book, Connect. This event is open to the public and a light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Nika Sremac (Nikoleta_Sremac@hks.harvard.edu).