Cybersecurity & Int'l Affairs

Schools of Public Engagement: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Cybersecurity & Int'l Affairs
Fall 2023
Taught By: Sean Costigan
Section: A

CRN: 14469

Credits: 3

Cybersecurity has steadily risen to be a global political, economic, and social issue, finding its place among the most pervasive global concerns. How did this come to be? Presupposing no technical background, this course focuses on fundamental questions about the history, variety of actors, roles, and technologies underpinning today’s rapidly changing and global cyberspace. Societal scale vulnerabilities are becoming now apparent, prompting governments, multinational corporations, and civil society to promote cybersecurity norms and laws while cyber defense forces proliferate. Criminal cartels and state proxies, often early adopters of disruptive technologies, are exploiting weakness and exacerbating tensions between peoples and governments. Power is shifting as individuals and groups explore possibilities for circumventing controls and political systems. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition promise to further alter the present balance. This course will critically assess the cascading effects of current and emerging information and communications technologies and their impacts on international affairs. Early sessions will provide practical guidance on technical aspects of cyberspace and security. This course will be offered in a primarily online format with the possibility of some in-person sessions.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs (GPIA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:28pm EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023