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.”
FORUM: "From Tradition to Innovation: Leading Change in the Middle East & North Africa"
Date: Friday, November 13 2009
Time: 05:00 PM
Location: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
3rd Annual Harvard Arab Weekend Conference Keynote Address
Event Speakers: Dr. Rima Khalaf Former Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, UN Development Programme
Event CoSponsors: HKS Middle East Initiative