SAS@SMU | Is Cyberwar Coming?

Monday, April 24, 2017 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Hughes-Trigg Student Center (map)


lindsayJon R. Lindsay is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs. Lindsay teaches global security, intelligence, and grand strategy and his research examines the impact of technology on global security, with a focus on cybersecurity, military innovation, and defense policy.

His publications include China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-edited with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron, and articles in International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic StudiesTechnology and Culture, and the Journal of Cybersecurity. He is completing a book, Shifting the Fog of War: Information Technology and the Politics of Control, and working on a multi-institutional project on cross domain deterrence.

He received a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in computer science and B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Lindsay also served in the U.S. Navy with assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.


schneider-3-1Jacquelyn G. Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a core faculty member of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia. Her work has appeared in print in Journal of Conflict Resolution and Strategic Studies Quarterly, and on-line at War on the Rocks, Washington Post, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, National Interest, and The Center for a New American Security. Jacquelyn is an active member of the defense policy community with adjunct positions at the Center for a New American Security and previously at the RAND Corporation. Before beginning her academic career, she spent six years as an Air Force officer in South Korea and Japan and is currently a reservist assigned to U.S. Cyber Command.

Jacquelyn holds a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University, a M.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and a PhD in Political Science from George Washington University.


The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

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sasThe Security and Strategy Program at the Tower Center serves to raise student and public awareness of national and international security affairs. Our principal mission is to prepare SMU undergraduates to become leaders in government service, academia, and industry. We offer a rigorous and demanding set of courses on international relations, national security policy, strategy, American foreign policy, and the politics of military force. The Tower Center also gives students the opportunity to interact with policymakers, military officers, intelligence officials, and diplomats.

The United States has become increasingly active in regional conflicts since the end of the Cold War, and it invests enormous resources into projecting American power abroad. SAS@SMU encourages a vigorous debate on this investment. Along with the annual Tower Center National Security Conference, we organize regular forums and seminars that give the public the chance to converse with leading scholars about cutting edge research in security studies, as well as with government officials and defense industry executives.