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.”
This study group is open to all Harvard students. With the exception of the first information session on February 7, all sessions will be held on Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (Littauer 369). Accepted students are expected to avoid scheduling class or extracurricular activities during this time. Session dates:
- Tuesday, February 7 (11:00am - 12:00pm) - Study Group Information Session
- Friday, February 17 (12:00 - 1:30pm) - Session 1: Challenges & Opportunities
- Friday, February 24 (12:00 - 1:30pm) - Session 2: The Roles of Private & Public Funding
- Friday, March 3 (12:00 - 1:30pm) - Session 3: Workforce Development
- Friday, March 24 (12:00 - 1:30pm) - Session 4: The Just Transition in the Global North & South
Click here to apply. Please note that it is not necessary to apply to attend the February 7 information session.
Participation is limited to 25 students determined by application. The application will remain open until February 10 (after the information session) with initial decisions shortly thereafter.
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