NS4239: Internet, Society and Cyberconflict

Syllabus — text.
Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Shannon Brown, and Ted Lewis.

This course examines the internet in its broader social and policy context with a particular focus on digital governance and threats in, of, and to the internet. The course considers the relevant questions of identity, agency, legitimacy, regulation, and innovation in the cyber realm from all angles, including public policy, national security, U.S. law, and international norms. It also will study the views, practices, and ethos of such other stakeholders like developers, hacktivists, tech entrepreneurs, and the public. This course introduces students to exponential thinking and advances their practice of strategic foresight as regards the ways that internet technologies currently under development may affect homeland security in the future.

The syllabus is available to CHDS alumni and participants in the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) and requires a login (about the UAPI program).

Download Spring 2019 Syllabus


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This course is taught as part of the CHDS Master’s program curriculum.

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