Course Catalog

IPOL8684

Sem:Bio&ChemWeapons&ArmsCntrl

During the last 15 years, aggressive governments and terrorists have sought to acquire biological, chemical and toxin weapons for use in international warfare, internal conflicts, or terrorist operations. In a few instances, these weapons were actually deployed, causing casualties and generating mayhem. Most security experts expect that these weapons will see increased use in the foreseeable future. For these reasons, security experts active in the international arena ought to be familiar with these types of weapons systems. Accordingly, this course will address health and environmental effects of biological, chemical and toxin weapons, circumstances which favor their use, the international laws that seek to prevent these weapons from being acquired and used and, when laws fail, methods for determining whether one of these three weapon systems has indeed been used and, if so, the appropriate response.
Subject:
International Policy
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2012 - MIIS

IPOL8684A-F12 Seminar (Zilinskas)

Fall 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8684A-F11 Seminar (Zilinskas)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8684A-F10 Seminar (Zilinskas)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

IPOL8684A-F09 Seminar (Zilinskas)