Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Sem:WMD,Terrorism& Intl Ethics

This seminar explores the ethical issues and dilemmas inherent in international efforts to combat terrorism and limit weapons of mass destruction. The seminar begins with a critical introduction to ethical systems viewed from a variety of philosophical, cultural, and religious perspectives. The focus then shifts to specific topics in the fields of nonproliferation and antiterrorism, including but by no means limited to nuclear deterrence, the nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament regime, preventive and preemptive military action, antiterrorism intelligence and civil liberties, and counterterrorist operations with uninhabited military systems. Students will be expected to take part in class discussions, prepare and present case studies, and research and write an in-depth exploration of an international ethical issue related to nonproliferation and/or terrorism.

International Policy
International Policy
Intl Policy & Management
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