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
- Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
- Christopher A. Bidwell, Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists
- Gregory D. Koblentz, Associate Professor, George Mason University
- Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists
- Bruce W. MacDonald, United States Institute of Peace
- Keith Ward, Formerly, Federal Bureau of Investigation
For more information and to register, visit the course page here.