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.”
New York Times columnist and former Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, Roger Cohen, discusses his new memoir, "The Girl from Human Street" with the Project's Executive Director, Cathryn Cluver.
In his luminous memoir, Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and intertwine, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage and evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national), converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age.
You can read an excerpt from Cohen's book here: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/01/19/charlie-hebdo-european-diversity-islam-judaism-emmigration
While books will not be on sale at the event, they can be purchased at Harvard Book Store and The Harvard Coop.