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Pell Center lecture: "The Hacked World Order"

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 - 7 p.m.

Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Event Type: Pell Center, Public Event

Audience: Public

Contact: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Phone: (401) 341-2927

Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss "The Hacked World Order and Geopolitics of Cyberspace" during a public lecture sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

For more than 300 years, nation-states dominated international conflict and shaped world order. They used all the instruments they had to make the rules that best served their interests.

Two decades ago, digital technologies started to shake up that long-standing system. In 2012, the U.S. government acknowledged that it had used these technologies to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, and Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations. Cyberspace became a primary battlefield.

To make matters worse, cyber attackers often hide behind proxies. Many of the latest technologies are now in the hands of big companies who have interests that differ from those in government. Almost all our critical infrastructure is vulnerable to attack. How can we understand how states both large and small attack, surveil, influence, steal from and trade with each other in the digital age?