Westminster Hosts a Lecture “The Digital Cold War between the U.S and China: Is Cooperation in Cyberspace Possible?” by Dr. Adam Segal
Adam Segal, author
Lecture is part of the Kim T. Adamson Lecture Series in International Studies
Westminster College presents a lecture by Adam Segal entitled, “The Digital Cold War between the U.S and China: Is Cooperation in Cyberspace Possible?,” on Feb. 12, 2015, at 7 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory as part of the Kim T. Adamson Lecture Series in International Studies.
The New York Times has described an “escalating digital cold war” between Beijing and Washington. Chinese hackers attack the U.S. government, American technology companies, the New York Times, Bloomberg, and other members of the press, as well as human rights groups. The NSA has hacked Chinese universities, companies, and the defense ministry. Yet there is a growing concern in both countries about whether it is possible to protect the critical infrastructure on which we all depend, and a desire to develop stronger economic ties between the world’s two largest economies. In his lecture, Dr. Segal discusses the intricacies behind these issues and answers the essential question everyone is asking: are the US and China doomed to ever more dangerous competition in cyberspace, or can they find common ground for cooperation?
Dr. Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Dr. Segal currently leads the Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative. Most recently, he was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. His book Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (W.W. Norton, 2011) looks at the technological rise of Asia. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Asia Unbound.”
Dr. Segal has a BA and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.