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.”
Environmental policy expert and Kennedy School Professor John Holdren will provide his perspective on global climate change Nov. 6 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “Global Climate Disruption: What Do We Know, What Should We Do?” will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge. This event is free and open to the public.
Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz professor of environmental policy and director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School, as well as professor of environmental science and public policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
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