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.”
Maeve Campbell is a former Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she worked with Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Her work focused on U.S. foreign policy and international security, as well as technology and innovation.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Maeve was a fellow at the Pentagon, working in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, African Affairs. She previously worked at the University of Chicago as the Sawairs Scholars Liaison. In this role, she oversaw and substantially grew a portfolio of initiatives and scholarships focused on training high-potential Egyptians to then return to Egypt and make an impact on its development. She also served as the primary admissions recruiter for the Middle East and North Africa as an Assistant Director of Admissions for University of Chicago.
Maeve received her Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She received her Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, from the University of Chicago, where she majored in both International Studies and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations (Arabic). She spent a year of college living in Amman, Jordan as a Department of Defense-funded Boren Scholarship recipient.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 1:34pm