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.”
Join us for a talk with Raed H. Charafeddine, First Vice-Governor of Banque du Liban, the central bank of Lebanon, as he addresses the importance of governance reforms for successful Arab transitions from revolution to evolution. Following a review of the theoretical background and empirical evidence on good governance, he will highlight the main governance deficiencies of MENA countries in the pre-revolution era. He will review the sequencing of the different dimensions of development strategies through country-specific illustrations as an attempt to draw lessons for the Arab transitions. Lastly, Mr. Charafeddine will conclude on the implications for the international community.
This event will be moderated by Ishac Diwan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
About Raed H. Charafeddine:
Raed H. Charafeddine is the First Vice-Governor of Banque du Liban, Lebanon's Central Bank, a position he’s held since April 2009. Prior to assuming his current responsibility, he had an extensive banking experience of 20 years and has held senior positions including deputy general manager and program director of total quality management (TQM). In the civil society arena, he served as a board member in several NGOs and as a lifelong activist in the areas of social justice, women's empowerment and economic development.In the academic realm, he was a member of several master and doctoral juries and a visiting lecturer at select universities where he facilitated courses in Strategic Management, Leadership, and Leading Change. He also lectured at Harvard, Yale, Tufts and INSEAD on the current challenges of the Arab transition, particularly on the economic, financial, social and cultural aspects.He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, USA and participated in several executive education programs at Harvard University.