The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with the key technical, historical, legal, and practical political factors needed to understand and assess the merits of past, present, and proposed nuclear control policies. The course is not intended to cover every topic related to nuclear energy policy but should give the student the insights and tools needed to investigate them on their own. The aim is to inspire and interest the student to undertake such study both during and after the course.
Schedule for Fall 2016:
Thursday class times: 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Friday class times: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Fri, Sept. 9 City Busting, the Nuclear Weapons Revolution, and Precision Guidance
Thurs, Sept. 15 Nuclear Deterrence
Fri, Sept. 23 Nuclear Energy Basics: Fission, Fusion, and Bomb Designs
Fri, Sept. 30 Nuclear Energy Basics: Continued
Fri, Oct. 7 Nuclear Energy Basics: Reactors and Nuclear Fuel Making
Thur, Oct. 20 Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Its History and Key Premises (Part 1)
Fri, Oct. 28 Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Its History and Key Premises (Part 2)
Fri, Nov. 4 Nuclear Energy Economics
Thur, Nov. 17 Nuclear Terrorism & Nuclear Proliferation Intelligence
Fri, Dec. 2 Thinking about the Next Arms Race
This course takes place on Capitol Hill in a lecture-style format.
Henry D. Sokolski