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.”
A panel discussion with Harvard faculty: Professor Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School), Professor Jennifer Leaning (Harvard School of Public Health), and
Naz Modirzadeh, Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Harvard Law School. Moderated by Bonnie Docherty, Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School.
This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
Location: WCC/Wasserstein Hall B010 Singer Classroom, Harvard Law School