Arms Control & Disarmament with Associate Professor Marianne Hanson

Addresses the political, strategic, legal and humanitarian issues directing arms control and disarmament processes. The course examines conventional weapons (such as landmines, small arms and light weapons) and weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and chemical weapons). It draws on strategic analyses as well as on the range of international treaties, and examines traditional and current ways of viewing these weapons, looking especially at how the international community has sought to constrain or eliminate these.