Course Catalog

IPOL8658

Sem: CBRN Terrorism

The goal of this seminar is to develop the skills necessary to analyze the motivations and capabilities of non-state actors to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction (WMD), more specifically chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and materials, for terrorist purposes. Through class discussions, simulation exercises, and individual research, students will review the technical aspects of CBRN, examine the history of CBRN use by terrorists, assess CBRN terrorism threats and vulnerabilities, and assess policy responses to CBRN terrorism. Students are required to have substantial background knowledge of either CBRN or terrorism before joining the seminar. The principal learning outcome of the seminar will be a research or policy paper focused on the threat of, or response to, incidents of CBRN terrorism.
Subject:
International Policy
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8658A-F11 Seminar (Wehling)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8658A-F10 Seminar (Wehling)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

IPOL8658A-F09 Seminar (Wehling)