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.”
Speaker: Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Ottmar Edenhofer, Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, will lead a discussion, “The European Green Deal — Reform or Regulatory Tsunami?” in the next episode of “Conversations on Climate Change and Energy Policy: A Virtual Forum from the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.” He will address the implications of the European Green Deal for Germany, in particular. Edenhofer is also Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technische Universität Berlin.
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