Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy

Description: This course introduces students to the policy and technical aspects of international and domestic efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons to terrorists or additional countries. Students will learn about connections between peaceful uses of nuclear technology – for energy and research – and nuclear weapons proliferation. Students will also gain valuable experience in public speaking and teamwork on group projects. In addition, they will learn more generally about interaction between international law, domestic law, state interests, commercial interests, norms, and advocacy by nongovernmental organizations.

Requirements: Students are required to attend class and participate in discussion based on having read the assigned materials. Each student will also participate (on a small team) in two in-class debates on contentious issues of nuclear nonproliferation. Students will also complete a final project (typically also as part of a team) on a topic approved by the professor.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm SRH 3.312

Examination information not available

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA

Faculty

Kuperman, Alan J Kuperman, Alan J