PROGRAM DETAILS

The Geo-Political Impact of Cyber Warfare and Responses to It

Instructor
Samuel M. Edelman
Category
Politics / Current Events
WPL02242

Course Description

In 2016, the U.S. political system was hacked by the Russians, a few years before SONY was hacked by North Korea after a satiric movie was released. Banks have been robbed, ransomware attacks have affected businesses and individuals alike, cyber spying is rampant and water, electric and healthcare infrastructure are all under threat of attack. What are the geopolitical implications of this new warfare? Who are the major players? How do they benefit? How do we stop these attacks and protect our institutions and infrastructure?

About the Instructor

  • Samuel M. Edelman, PhD, is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and one of the founding faculty members of the Academic Council for Israel. He is also an Academic Fellow and adjunct professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami’s Miller Center for Judaic Studies. He is the former Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Affairs Department. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Edelman is also a frequent lecturer on world affairs issues for the high end cruise ship industry.