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 note: Due to construction at HKS, the Eliot Street entrance to the Taubman Building is only partially accessible. For those coming from JFK Street, please use the courtyard entrance. For those coming from Mt. Auburn Street, please look for signs directing you to the alternate entrance route through JFK Park.
A seminar with Zaid Al Ali, Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA.
What can the countries of the Arab Spring learn from the Constitutional missteps of Iraq? The Arab world has seen a historic moment of constitutional reform on the global stage, but so far reaped only modest benefits. Constitutional expert Zaid Al-Ali will examine Iraq's fraught constitutional process in the wake of American military intervention and draw parallels to regional actors now undergoing their own delicate transitions.
For a complete bio on Zaid Al Ali, click here.
Location: WAPPP Cason Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 102, HKS