DPIR at the Alumni Weekend: The Cyber Threat: Problems of Strategic Adaptation


This talk will explore the consequences of cyberweapons for international relations and security. It will discuss previous technological revolutions to draw lessons and insights on contemporary problems, evaluate current debates about the new technology’s security implications, and provide practical insights for the resolution of these problems and debates.

Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations. He serves as Director of the Cyber Studies Programme, a major research and teaching initiative on all aspects of the modern information society. He is also Co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science. His recent publications include “The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution: Perils to Theory and Statecraft” in International Security, “The Virtual Weapon: Dilemmas and Future Scenarios” in Politique étrangère, and “Security” in The Oxford Companion to International Relations.