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.”
In this Nuclear 101 Managing the Atom Seminar, Professor of Practice Matthew Bunn will provide an introduction to nuclear power plants and some of the key nuclear safety issues, including a brief discussion of what happened in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
This seminar is part of a series entitled "Nuclear 101." The Nuclear 101 series presents overviews of key issues affecting the future of nuclear weapons, energy, and nonproliferation policies. This event is open the public, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.