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.”
Moderator: Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS
Speakers: Mahua Acharya, CEO, Convergence Energy Services Ltd. India
Abhishek Malhotra, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Narasimha Rao, Associate Professor of the Environment, Yale School of the Environment
India is a vital player in global efforts to deploy clean energy and address climate change — while at the same time widening energy access and fostering economic growth. Expert speakers will consider India's energy transition and approaches to climate change policy — both domestically and in collaboration with the global community.
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This event is organized and sponsored by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University; Harvard University Center for the Environment; Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; and the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School. The Harvard Global Institute provided generous support for this event.