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.”
Securing the common good in a time of global crises
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will discuss the importance of securing global goods such as disarmament, climate change solutions, global health and counter-terrorism. He will speak to the particular challenge of addressing these at a time when they are put at risk by concurrent global crises -- financial, food, energy, and development.
A native of the Republic of Korea, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations brings to his post 37 years of service in Government and on the global stage. As his country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he played a leading role in bringing about a landmark agreement to promote peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
This Forum will be Ticketed
Go to www.iop.harvard.edu between Friday, October 10 & 12:00 noon on Friday, October 17. Winners will be notified via email on the evening of Friday, October 17. Winners must be available to pick-up their tickets on Monday, October 20 from 9-5 PM at the Institute of Politics.