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.”
This is the second part of a two-part study group led by former Prime Minister of Senegal, Dr. Aminata Touré. Both study group sessions will examine how Africa is a place of success and hope. In the first study group, Dr. Touré will offer a global view on the challenges and opportunities that exist in the continent. The second study group will focus on the importance of youth and women in promoting a prosperous future for Africa. The study group will take place in Room 350, Third Floor, One Brattle Square.
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Dr. Aminata Touré will be a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project in AY 2018-2019. Dr. Touré served as the Prime Minister of Senegal from September 2013 until July 2014. She was also Justice Minister from 2012 to 2013 where she focused on anti-corruption campaigns. She is currently a special envoy of President Macky Sall for Internal and External Affairs.
Dr. Touré has worked as a human rights and women's rights activist within Senegal and around the world. She was Director of the Gender and Human Rights World Department of the United Nations Population Funds in New York (from 2009 to 2012), Senior Adviser at UNFPA Headquarter in New York (from 2003 to 2009), UNFPA Senior adviser in Côte d’Ivoire (from 1998 to 2001), and UNFPA Senior adviser in Burkina Faso (from 1996 to 1997).
Dr. Touré holds a PhD in International Business Administration and Finance and masters in Economics. Further, her areas of competence include Economy, Good governance, and Gender. She has experience in the latter working as a director for the Gender and Human Rights World at UNFPA. She is fluent in English, French and Wolof and has more than 30 UNFPA worldwide publications credited to her name.