Event: Short Course on CBRN Weapons, Science and Policy

By March 31, 2014

FAS and George Mason University will host a short course from July 7-9, 2014 as part of GMU’s 2014 summer program in International Security. This three day, non-credit short course is designed to introduce participants to the science, security, and policy dimensions of the threats of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons as well as ballistic and cruise missile.

This course is aimed at professionals in energy policy, nuclear policy, nuclear industry, public health, life sciences, law enforcement, emergency management and national security who have responsibilities for preventing, preparing for, or responding to acts by states, criminals, or terrorists using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons.

Date: July 7-9, 2014

Time: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Location: GMU Arlington Campus

Fee: $1,300 (early bird rate until June 1)

$1,600 after May 15

Discounts for program alumni and groups of three or more are available

2.1 Continuing Ed Units awarded


Topics that will be addressed during the three day course include:

  • Radiological Threats
  • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • How Nuclear Weapons Work
  • Biological and Chemical Weapons
  • Ballistic and Cruise Missiles
  • Nonproliferation and Arms Control



For more information and to register, visit the course page here. 


Categories: CBRN, FAS Event, nonproliferation