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.”
The American Repertory Theater welcomes you to Stories From the Arab Spring: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversation inspired by similar live storytelling event, Palestinians, Live!, and A.R.T.’s current production, We Live in Cairo. We Live in Cairo is a world premiere musical that tells the story of six young Egyptian activists who took to the streets in 2011 to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and follows them in the aftermath of the revolution.
During the first half of the storytelling event, real stories will be shared by people whose lives were changed by the Arab Spring uprisings. These true and poignant stories will feature humor, tragedy, and the many ways people confront adversity. After the storytelling portion of the evening, join us for an intimate community dialogue to reflect on the stories, the musical, and how the world has changed since the Arab Spring.
Storytellers will include:
- Kal Naga
- Hend Nafea
- Daniel and Patrick Lazour
- Lama El Homaïssi
Anyone is welcome to attend this event, both those who have and have not attended a performance of We Live in Cairo. RSVPs requested.
Refreshments and cash bar provided.
Co-sponsored by the American Repertory Theater.