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.”
A public address by His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of Tunisia, 2014-2015.
Co-sponsored by the JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics. For the Forum event listing, click here.
About H.E. Mehdi Jomaa:
Mehdi Jomaa served as the prime minister of Tunisia from January 2014 through February 6, 2015. Prior to assuming this position, he served as the minister of industry in Tunisia’s second transitional government (March 2013-January 2014). Mr. Jomaa is an engineer by training and before entering government had a successful career in the private sector, where he focused on aeronautical, defense, automobile, railway, oil, and general industries operations. He has served in numerous management positions including as general manager of Hutchinson Aerospace, a global company with over 30,000 employees, where he held several senior management positions from 1988-2012.
Mr. Jomaa holds a senior engineer diploma and a postgraduate diploma in structural mechanics, design, and modelling from the National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT). He has also studied business planning, strategic planning, and marketing at HEC Paris, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and ESSEC Business School in Paris.