Jack Goldsmith, Harvard University - PCG Seminar


Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) is pleased to present a seminar talk with Jack Goldsmith on "The Digital Cold War: The Failure of US Cybersecurity Strategies."

Jack Goldsmith is Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside The Bush Administration (W.W. Norton 2007), as well as of other books and articles on many topics related to terrorism, national security, international law, conflicts of law, and internet law. Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from October 2003 through July 2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel to the Department of Defense from September 2002 through June 2003. Jack Goldsmith: “The U.S. government’s twenty-five year fight for political, social, and economic openness on the global Internet is a failure. China, Russia, and other authoritarian states, and the European Union, are imposing their very different values on the Internet. These rival powers are recreating the Internet in their image within their borders, and are also seeking, with remarkable success, to export their visions of the Internet into other countries, including the United States. Neither the U.S. government nor the American people have begun to understand the many failures of Internet openness, or their implications.”

The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Harvey Mansfield. PCG Seminar talks are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu