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.”
Chu is a second-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Born in Beijing and raised in Ottawa, Chu is passionate about using economic empowerment to accelerate social progress globally. Professionally, Chu has worked at the United Nations - Executive Office of the Secretary-General, where we helped re-scope senior management forums and governance mechanisms and develop the UN Secretariat's 2019 Annual Report. As well, Chu has worked as management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where he developed economic strategies for Canadian cities and social empowerment policies for a Middle Eastern government.
At HKS, Chu is Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Caucus, Co-Chair of the Canada Caucus, Co-Chair of the Diplomacy Professional Interest Council and a Research Assistant at the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project (FDP). In addition to researching statecraft and diplomacy for FDP, Chu has also designed seminars and itineraries for senior officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Representative Federica Mogherini. He is fluent in English, French and Chinese Mandarin.Last Updated: