Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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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.

Students will prepare weekly short memos, conduct group work for integrative simulation exercises, prepare an independent research project, and have various presentation opportunities.

Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Intl Policy & Management
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Spring 2016 - MIIS

NPTG8658A-S16 Seminar (Bleek)

Spring 2015 - MIIS

NPTG8658A-S15 Seminar (Bleek)

Fall 2014 - MIIS

NPTG8658A-F14 Seminar (Bleek)