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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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SEST 566 - Bio-Technology & Security
This course addresses the intersection of biotechnology and security with a focus on past and potential policy responses.  The course will begin by bringing students up to date on security relevant biotechnology and examine how biotechnology fits into the definition of security.  We will discuss the historical use of biotechnology for security purposes and explore the inherent challenges to balancing the risks and benefits of this emerging technology. The course will consider the legal, ethical, and policy challenges brought on by rapid advances in biotechnology. Student research will first focus on a specific biotechnology advance and its impact on the threat of malicious use of biotechnology. Secondly, students will address a potential policy, law, or regulation designed to prevent, deter, or defend against biotechnological advances.   This course will be accessible to scientists and non-scientists.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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