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.”
FORUM: The 2009 Theodore H. White Lecture by: Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author
Date: Thursday, November 12 2009 Time: 06:00 PM Location: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Event Title: Disjointed History-- Modern Politics and the Media
Event Speakers: Taylor Branch Pulitzer Prize winning author; Author, "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years" and "The Clinton Tapes"
Event CoSponsors: The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy