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.”
Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project, David Ignatius, award-winning Washington Post columnist and novelist offers a series of writing workshops for HKS students. This Op-Ed workshop is a first in a series. Others will focus on novel and essay writing.
The first session will take place on Thursday, October 15, 3:00-4:30 PM, Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor, Littauer.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ONCE CONFIRMED, ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AND THE SESSION IS CAPPED AT 25 STUDENTS
David Ignatius is a twice-weekly columnist for the Washington Post. Ignatius’s column has won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, a 2005 Edward Weintal Special Citation, and the 1984 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. He is also creator and co-moderator of “Post-Global,” an online conversation about international affairs at washingtonpost.com. Before joining the Post he worked for ten years as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Ignatius is the author of six books including the most recent, Body of Lies, which has been made into a movie. He is also Senior Fellow at The Future of Diplomacy Project.
This event is co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center and the Writing Program at the Harvard Kennedy School