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.”
Tolu Odumosu is an Associate in the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program. Topically, his research is focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with particular emphasis on mobile devices and their appropriation, the design and implementation of national telecommunications infrastructure, and the governance of transnational ICT technical standards organizations. Theoretically, most of Dr. Odumosu's work focuses on developing and expanding the notion of "constitutive appropriation" as an analytical framework, geared towards a more robust theory of democratic participation that includes both human and non-human elements.
Tolu was most recently a fellow in the Program on Science, Technology & Society where he completed his Ph.D. dissertation work, which examined Nigeria's adoption and use of mobile communication technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.Eng. from Cornell University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a B.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Electronics Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm