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.”
Please join us for the 2010 Godkin Lecture by John Deutch, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Deutch will explain why United States energy policy has failed over the last forty years to put the country on a path toward greater energy efficiency, less imports, less risk of climate change, and more rapid innovation. He recommends changes to the policy making process. Without such changes future progress on energy policy is highly doubtful.