Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University | TACTsymposium

The Information Technology War and Peace Project
@ The Watson Institute for International Studies,
Brown University

Copyright 2002

Counterterror > Infowar, Cyberwar

Infowar, Cyberwar,
and the War of Dis/simulation

In an information age, power networks are ever more congruent with knowledge and entertainment networks. If truth is the first casualty in war, what are the costs of infowar? Is cyberwar a threat to national security -- or to civil liberties? What are the consequences when Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Washington join the war on terror? In the battlespace of representations, is this an American, Western, or universal war?

Moderator: Wendy Chun, Brown University

Brahma Chellaney, Centre for Policy Research
Dorothy E. Denning, Georgetown University
Lene Hansen, Copenhagen University
William C. Martel, Naval War College

Related Readings

Counter-terrorism, Armed Force and the Laws of War - Adam Roberts @ SSRC

Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Information Warfare (Defense)



During her concluding remarks, Wendy Chun asks us to "interrogate technology more rigorously."


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