Bombs, Bugs and Poisons: Critical Policy Issues on Weapons of Mass Destruction
Brighton and London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria
Course: PLCY388Y / PLCY698Y
You will have unique opportunities to visit international organizations and think tanks working on different weapons of mass destructions in specific locales in ways that you do not have the opportunities to interact with scientists, researchers, and policy makers of the same caliber or specialization while staying on campus. In addition, if you are interested in a career in the Foreign Service, you will be able to visit US embassies in the two countries. If you are interested in European British politics, you will have the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament in London.
This program will include meetings with British, Austrian and American policy practitioners, UK students, and numerous site and field visits. The visits will include US Embassies, think tanks working on different aspects of the WMD research field, the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down (UK), and the Harvard Sussex Program at Sussex University in Brighton (UK), as well as a number of international and non-governmental organizations. In addition to the academic activities, you will also have the chance to visit cultural and historical sites in London, Salisbury, Brighton and Vienna.