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Looking for an online option to brush up on your radiochemistry? DOE has you covered! check it out: http://www.wipp.energy.gov/namp/en_content-30-trainingedu.html

Actinide Chemistry Series, Environmental Radiochemistry/Bioassay Series, and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Series 

 

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/StantonFellowship.html

Excellent opportunity

“The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.

CFR awards up to three fellowships annually. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments and promise, and on the merits of the specific research projects proposed. The fellows could work on a wide range of issues, including nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and, as it relates to nuclear security, nuclear energy. While in residence full-time at CFR, fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. Fellows are expected to participate fully in CFR’s intellectual life. The scholars selected as SNSFs will be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program.”

 

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All Things Nuclear – Insights on Science and Security

Eryn MacDonald provides a nice write-up on a troubling exercise. All Things Nuclear – Insights on Science and Security.

“The team failed the test when it was unable to retake the silo quickly enough to satisfy the requirements of the exercise. According to an internal Air Force review document obtained by the Associated Press, the security team did not take “all lawful actions necessary to immediately regain control of a nuclear weapon.” Because of the potentially huge consequences if a nuclear weapon were to fall into the wrong hands, this was, not surprisingly, labeled a “critical deficiency.” The officer in charge of the security forces was fired shortly after the failed exercise.”

 

http://allthingsnuclear.org/

Degree programs: Disaster Management Public Health Preparedness Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)

One of our colleagues, Jess Nakaska, put together a great manual of relevant degree programs available in disaster management and public health and those specific to WMD activity. It is a great resource for anyone thinking of getting into the field. Mr. Nakaska is the copyright holder.  We greatly appreciate him sharing the manual with the us- it represents a great deal of work on his part. (please forgive any formatting difficulties in our posting of his work).

DEGREE PROGRAMS:
Disaster Management
Public Health Preparedness
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)

Created and updated by:
J.D.J. NAKASKA, M.P.H., M.I.P
jnakaska@hotmail.com

Version 2.3 (Update in Progress)

April 2014
First created December 2009 Updated March 2010

 

DEGREE GLOSSARY

A.A/A.S.                                         Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

B.A.                                                    Bachelor of Arts

B.A.S.                                                 Bachelor of Applied Science

B.D.E.M.                                            Bachelor of Disaster and Emergency Management

B.S./B.Sc.                                          Bachelor of Science

B.Tech.                                               Bachelor of Technology

C.A.S.                                                 Certificate of Advanced Study

D.Prof.                                               Professional Doctorate

Dr.P.H.                                                Doctor of Public Health

D.Soc.Sci.                                           Doctor of Social Sciences

E.M.P.H.                                             Executive Master of Public Health

GradCert                                            Graduate Certificate

GradDip                                             Graduate Diploma

J.D.                                                      Juris Doctor (law degree)

LL.M.                                                  Master of Laws

M.A.                                                    Master of Arts

M.A.D.E.M.                                        Master of Arts Disaster and Emergency Management

M.A.S.                                                  Master of Applied Science

M.B.A.                                                Master of Business Administration

M.D.S.                                                  Master of Disaster Science

M.E.M./MEmMgt/MEmergMgt         Master of Emergency Management

M.E.P.P.                                              Master of Engineering and Public Policy

M.G.P.S.                                             Master of Global Policy Studies

M.G.S.                                                 Master of Global Studies

M.I.M.                                                 Master of International Management

M.I.P.M.                                             Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management

M.Litt.                                                 Master of Letters

M.P.I.A.                                              Masters Program in International Affairs

M.Phil.                                                Master of Philosophy

M.P.S.                                                 Master of Professional Studies

M.P.S.A.                                             Master of Public Service and Administration

M.S./M.Sc.                                        Master of Science

M.S.P.H.                                             Master of Science in Public Health

M.S.P.C.I.                                           Master in Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructure

M.P.A.                                                 Master of Public Administration

M.P.H.                                                 Master of Public Health

M.P.I.A.                                              Master of Public and International Affairs/Master’s Program in International Affairs (Texas A&M)

M.P.P.                                                 Master of Public Policy

M.P.S.                                                 Master of Professional Studies

M.P.S.A.                                             Master of Public Service and Administration

M.Res.                                                 Masters by Research

M.S.W.                                                Master of Social Work

PgCert                                                 Postgraduate Certificate

PgDip                                                  Postgraduate Diploma

Ph.D.                                                   Doctor of Philosophy

Sc.D.                                                   Doctor of Science

 

PROGRAM NOTES:

*Note: Educational Institutions were selected on the basis of relevant program information combined with longevity of physical campus infrastructure. North American institutions meet various local, regional, or national accreditations. Purely online educational endeavors were not included due to inconsistency of education and lack of consensus amongst degree qualifications with regards to the greater educational community.

**Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list though the goal is to be as much as possible. All effort was made to be as up-to-date and inclusive as possible. Degree programs continue to evolve, expand, and contract. Links are meant to provide information and direction for further inquiry.

***Note: Unless otherwise indicated, degree programs are US-based.

 

 

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

 

 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY

 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

 

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (NEW ZEALAND)

 

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

 

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (SUNY)

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

 

BRANDON UNIVERSITY (BRANDON, MB)

  • Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH

 

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (SYDNEY, N.S.)

 

CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

 

CHARLES STURT UNNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR HAZARDS AND RISK RESEARCH

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/chrr/index.html

COLUMBIA REGIONAL LEARNING CENTER

http://www.ncdp.mailman.columbia.edu/training.htm

Mailman School of Public Health

 

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (ENGLAND)

 

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY (ENGLAND)

THE RESILIENCE CENTER

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/resiliencecentre/index.html

Cranfield Defence and Security/The Resilience Center

 

DUKE UNIVERSITY

TRIANGLE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES

http://www.sanford.duke.edu/centers/tiss/

 

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

 

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

 

EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY

 

ELMIRA COLLEGE

 

EMERGENCY PLANNING COLLEGE (UNITED KINGDOM)

(Part of Civil Contingencies Secretariat within the Cabinet Office)

http://epcollege.com/epc/home/

 

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

 

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

 

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL CENTER FOR BIODEFENSE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

http://cos.gmu.edu/centers/national-center-biodefense-and-infectious-diseases

GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE

o   A.A.(or) A.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

 DIVISION OF INTEGRATED BIODEFENSE

http://biodefense.georgetown.edu/

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – Health Physics Program

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

INSTITUTE FOR CRISIS, DISASTER AND RISK MANAGEMENT (ICDRM)

http://www.gwu.edu/~icdrm/index.html

College of Professional Studies

http://www.tspppa.gwu.edu/academics/MPP/MPP_fields.cfm#national

 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (GEORGIA TECH)

SAM NUNN SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY, TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY

http://www.cistp.gatech.edu/index.html

Biological Chemical Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism

Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Nuclear Nonproliferation

Sam Nunn Security Program

 

GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE

o   A.A. Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

  •          Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – Department of Public Management and Policy

o   M.P.P. Disaster Policy

o   Disaster Management Graduate Certificate

 

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

  •          College of Humanities and Social Science

o   Graduate Certificate in International Disaster and Emergency Management

 

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY KOKOMO

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (IUP)

SCIENCE FOR DISASTER RESPONSE PROGRAM

http://www.iup.edu/wmdrealiti/about/default.aspx

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS (IUPUI)

  •          School of Public and Environmental Affairs

o   M.S. Criminal Justice and Public Safety

o   Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate

 

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR NATURAL DISASTERS, COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (NDCIEM)

http://www.jsucoe.org/

 

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

  •          Emergency Management – Institute for Emergency Preparedness

o   Sc.D. in Emergency Management

o   M.S. Emergency Management

o   M.P.A. concentration in Emergency Management

o   B.S. Emergency Management

o   Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

o   APCO Public Safety Telecommunications International Certificate

o   Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – Public Safety Telecommunications

o   M.S. Hazardous Materials Management

o   B.S. Emergency Management Technology

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

CENTRE FOR DISASTER STUDIES

http://www.jcu.edu.au/cds/

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Science

o   M.P.H. Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness

o   Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing – Disaster and Refugee Health

o   Postgraduate Certificate of Disaster and Refugee Health

JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

John Hopkins Public Health Preparedness Programs

http://www.jhsph.edu/preparedness/

Bloomberg School of Public Health

JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CUNY)

THE ACADEMY FOR CRITICAL INCIDENT ANALYSIS

http://aciajj.org/

THE CENTER ON TERRORISM

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/centers/terrorism/index.php

CHRISTIAN REGENHARD CENTER FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE STUDIES

http://christianregenhardcenter.org/

Department of Public Management – Public Policy and Administration

o   M.P.A. in Emergency Management

o   M.S. Protection Management with specialization in Emergency Management

o   B.A. Fire and Emergency Services

o   M.A. Certificate Program in Terrorism Studies

 

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

 

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, ENGLAND)

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SECURITY ANALYSIS

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/kpi/icsa/index.aspx

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND SECURITY

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/csss/index.aspx

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY (ENGLAND)

KYOTO UNIVERSITY (JAPAN)

DISASTER PREVENTION RESEARCH INSTITUTE

http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/web_e/index_topics.html

 

LYNN UNIVERSITY (Florida)

 

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

http://www.llu.edu/public-health/ophp/cphp/index.page

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AT RIVERHEAD

LOUISANA STATE UNIVERSITY

EDEN: EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORK

http://eden.lsu.edu/Pages/default.aspx

STEPHENSON DISASTER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (SDMI)

http://sdmi.lsu.edu/index.html

SDMI DISASTER LAB

http://sdmi.lsu.edu/disaster_lab.html

 

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

 

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY (ENGLAND)

FLOOD HAZARD RESEARCH CENTRE

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/research/areas/geography/flood-hazard/index.aspx

 

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

MONTERREY INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

JAMES MARTIN CENTER FOR NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES

http://cns.miis.edu/

NORTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (EDMONTON, AB)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

NEW PALTZ (State University of New York, SUNY)

INSTITUTE FOR DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH

http://www.newpaltz.edu/idmh/

NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE

  • Center for Disaster Medicine
    • M.P.H. Health Policy and Management: Emergency Preparedness concentration (online)

http://www.nymc.edu/CDM/emergency_prep_mph.htm

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

THE CENTER FOR CATASTROPHIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (CCR)

http://www.nyu.edu/ccpr/

 

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR DISASTER STUDIES AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

http://www.ndsu.edu/emgt/center_for_disaster_studies_and_emergency_management/

Department of Emergency Management

 

NORTHWEST OHIO CONSORTIUM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

(Joint program between Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo)

 

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

PACE UNIVERSITY

 

PARK UNIVERSITY

 

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY

 

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

 

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (AUSTRALIA)

 

ROCHESTER INSITITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

THE INFORMATION PRODUCTS LAB FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE (IPLER)

(In conjunction with National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at University of Buffalo)

http://ipler.cis.rit.edu/

 Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY (VICTORIA, B.C.)

RYERSON UNIVERSITY (TORONTO, ON)

 

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

  •          Homeland Security

o   M.S. Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Specialization (online)

o   Homeland Security Certificate (online)

o   M.S. Environmental Protection and Safety Management

o   M.S. Homeland Security

o   M.S. Public Safety Management

 

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY

  •          Graduate Studies

o   M.S. Critical Incident Management

o   M.S. Criminal Justice: Critical Incident Management Specialization

 

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

INSTITUTE FOR BIOSECURITY (SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

http://bioterrorism.slu.edu/index.html

PROJECT E.Q.U.I.P.P. (EQUAL IMMUNIZATION POLICY AND PRACTICES)

http://bioterrorism.slu.edu/education/projects/projectEQUIPP.html

 

SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY

 

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

 

SHERIDAN COLLEGE (ONTARIO, CANADA)

 

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (VANCOUVER, B.C.)

CENTRE FOR NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH

http://www.sfu.ca/cnhr/

SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (SCPHP)

Joint program through Tulane University and University of Alabama at Birmingham – http://www.southcentralpartnership.org/

SCPHP Public Health Certificate Programs  (online) (currently, no academic standing)

 

SUNY CANTON (STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY (TEL AVIV, ISRAEL)

 

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

USA CENTER FOR RURAL PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS (TEXAS A&M HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER)

http://www.rural-preparedness.org/index.aspx

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

TOWSON UNIVERSITY

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

  

TULANE UNIVERSITY

 DISASTER RESILIENCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (DRLA)

http://www.drlatulane.org/

 Payson Center for International Development of Tulane Law School/Disaster Leadership Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

DISARMAMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

http://www.un.org/disarmament/education/courses_degrees/

  •          Includes degrees and other specialized courses

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (ENGLAND)

AON BENFIELD UCL HAZARD CENTRE (ABUHC)

http://www.abuhrc.org/Pages/index.aspx

UCL INSTITUTE FOR RISK AND DISASTER REDUCTION

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/

  • Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering
    • M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY (SUNY SYSTEM)

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SECURITY AND PREPAREDNESS

http://www.albany.edu/ncsp/

UALBANY CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

http://www.ualbanycphp.org/

PROJECT ON VIOLENT CONFLICT (Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy)

http://www.albany.edu/pvc/index.shtml

School of Public Health

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

GEOPHYSICAL DISASTER COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS CENTRE

http://www.eos.ubc.ca/research/infrastructure/gdcfd.html

School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL (ENGLAND)

BRISTOL-OXFORD NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER (NRC)

http://www.nrcuk.net/

CABOT INSTITUTE

http://www.bris.ac.uk/cabot/#4

BRISTOL ENVIRONMENTAL RISK RESEARCH CENTER (BRISK)

http://www.bris.ac.uk/brisk/

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE ON GLOBAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION

http://igcc.ucsd.edu/

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY (NEW ZEALAND)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSIOURI

THE INSTITUTE FOR RURAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

http://ucmo.edu/irem/

 

UNIVERSITY OF CINNCINATI

 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, COLORADO SPRINGS

CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY

http://www.uccs.edu/~chs/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, SPACE, & SECURITY CENTERS

http://www.uccs.edu/~nisssc/

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER

 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

UDEL DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER

http://www.udel.edu/DRC/index.html

School of Public Policy and Administration

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE (SCOTLAND)

UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PIEDMONT (ITALY) (Università del Piemonte O FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE (SOUTH AFRICA)

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)

 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

 

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII – WEST OAHU

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

MIDAMERICA CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTIVE

http://www.midamericacphp.com/

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

THE PROGRAM IN ARMS CONTROL, DISARMAMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY (ACDIS)

http://acdis.illinois.edu/

ACDIS Undergraduate Certificate in Global Security

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (ENGLAND)

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (WINNIPEG, MB)

DISASTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/disaster_research/

 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

 

 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY

CENTER FOR EMERGENCY EDUCATION AND DISASTER RESEARCH (CEEDR)

http://ehs.umbc.edu/CEEDR1

Department of Emergency Health Services

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (UMDNJ)

NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS at UMDNJ

http://www.njcphp.org/

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at New Jersey Medical School

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – FLINT

 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH AND POLICY (CIDRAP)

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/index.html

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS (UMNCPHP)

http://www.sph.umn.edu/ce/umncphp/

SIMULATIONS AND EXERCISES FOR EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE LEARNING CENTER (U-SEEE PERL)

http://www.sph.umn.edu/ce/perl/index.asp

School for Public Health

 

UNIVERSITY OF MONTPELLIER 1 (FRANCE)

(In cooperation with OECD Nuclear Energy Agency)

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS

http://hazardscenter.unc.edu/

Gillings School of Public Health

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE

PROJECT ON CRISIS AND EMERGENCY LEADERSHIP (Public Administration)

http://www.uncp.edu/pa/pcel/

http://www.uncp.edu/pa/pcel/pcel_brochure.pdf

College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Public Administration

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

 

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

CENTER FOR BIOSECURITY RESEARCH (COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

http://www.cbr.ouhsc.edu/index.html

TERRORISM AND DISASTER CENTER (OU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER)

http://www.oumedicine.com/body.cfm?id=3737

College of Public Health – Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER

CENTER FOR BIOSECURITY (OF UPMC)

http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/

CENTER FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT (AT GSPIA)

http://iisis.ucsur.pitt.edu/

CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

http://www.prepare.pitt.edu/

Law School

 

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS (SCOTLAND)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS (ARNOLD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

http://www.sph.sc.edu/acphp/

COMMUNITY DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES (ARNOLD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

http://www.sph.sc.edu/cdrs/

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE (COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

http://www.bt.usf.edu/index.html

COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COALITION LEARNING CENTER

http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/clphp/perlc/cdpc/index.htm

College of Public Health

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CREATE HOMELANDSECURITYCENTER

(National Center for Risk and Economic Risk of Terrorism Events)

http://create.usc.edu/

CREATE Homeland Security Center

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE

CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY & PREPAREDNESS

http://www.vet.utk.edu/cafsp/

Department of Nuclear Engineering

  

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

THE ROBERT S. STRAUSS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SECURITY

http://strausscenter.org/

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (HOUSTON)

CENTER FOR EMERGENCY RESEARCH

http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/research/centers/cep/

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

CENTER FOR NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL HAZARDS

http://hazards.utah.edu/

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

INSTITUTE FOR HAZARDS MITIGATION PLANNING AND RESEARCH

http://depts.washington.edu/mitigate/

NORTHWEST CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (NWCPHP)

http://www.nwcphp.org/

NORTHWEST PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER (NWPERRC)

http://www.nwcphp.org/research/nwperrc

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – GREEN BAY

 

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WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

 

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

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Boonshoft School of Medicine

 

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flow-forming lathes of N. Korea

The wonks at ACW continue to keep the community up to speed on the presence of controlled technology in North Korea.

Joshua Pollack has a new piece with pictures of a heretofore unseen flow-forming lathe on Nork TV. link here.

Perhaps the best of it is his ability to succinctly frame our interest in such machinery:
“If you’re coming late to this story, a flow-forming machine (or flow-forming lathe) is a specialized machine tool. It has a handful of uses, but among them is forming the maraging-steel rotors that experts believe are used in North Korea’s gas centrifuges. Since gas centrifuges are used to enrich uranium, that makes flow-forming technology pretty interesting in these parts.”

You can also walk through the recent history of open-source work on this from 38 north ACW and ISIS. Pretty neat.

Jobs

At the end of the academic term we’re pretty busy here-

I wanted to add a quick note about Jobs and Policy Scholars. If you are looking to work in the nonproliferation field you must check out the CTBTO. http://www.ctbto.org/
 They post a range of positions and update job postings regularly – it is worth a look.

 

upcoming events Oct.

Some events coming up this month to watch-
Again thanks to our friends at the nuclear calendar:

A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

Oct. 7 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., U.N. General Assembly First Committee(Disarmament and International Security) begins. Through Nov. 6. United Nations. Webcast on the U.N. website.
Oct. 7 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the articles of ratification of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing. 
Oct. 8 10:00 a.m., Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, vote on the nomination of Beth Robinson to be Undersecretary of Energy, and other nominations. 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Oct. 10 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT, Joel Rubin, Ploughshares Fund, “The Prospects for a Diplomatic Resolution of Iran’s Nuclear Program.” Webcast on the Ploughshares Fund Facebook page.
Oct. 10 2:00-4:00 p.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on “Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs: Military, Technical and Political Requirements for the B-61 Life Extension Program and Future Stockpile Strategy,” with Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs; Gen. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Donald Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration; and Jerry McDowell, Sandia National Labs. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on thecommittee website.
Oct. 10 50th anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing, entering into force.
Oct. 11 11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prizeannounced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
Oct. 15 Noon, Benjamin Friedman, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, Temple University, “The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy.” Cato Institute, Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP bynoon, Oct. 14 online, by email or at (202) 789-5229. Webcast on theCato Institute website.

“Power”

falling into the category of ‘intuitively simple, deceptively complex’ for the study of international relations is the concept of power. It can be relatively easy to get a feel for different power relationships- but to quantify this- to measure it in a meaningful way can be tricky. I’ve yet to hear a satisfactory definition of ‘power’ on the international stage. (like terrorism and pornography plenty of people have said that you know it when you see it, but I think we can do better than that).  Below are some places that I would start if I were attempting to measure power.  Obviously, without a precise definition it will be difficult to know which areas are most important- not an exhaustive list- but maybe a good start.

CORRELATES OF WAR PROJECT: INTERNATIONAL AND CIVIL WAR DATA, 1816-1992

WAR-PEACE MODULE

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, 1945-1970

Local Conflict data

THE POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THE MAJOR POWERS, 1907-90

POWER POSITIONS: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND CONFLICT

Defense Budgets

CHOOSING HOW TO COOPERATE: A REPEATED PUBLIC-GOODS MODEL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

TERMINATING ALLIANCES: WHY DO STATES ABROGATE AGREEMENTS?

 

the rundown

the internet is a crazy place-
here is your Syria-cocktail-party briefing-

  • Max Fisher of the Washington Post ‘9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask‘. just read it.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks. excerpts: ” the President asked all of us on his national security team to consult with the leaders of Congress as well, including the leadership of the Congressional national security committees.” ” we know that the Assad regime has the largest chemical weapons program in the entire Middle East. We know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year and has used them on a smaller scale, but still it has used them against its own people, including not very far from where last Wednesday’s attack happened. We know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the Damascus suburbs of the opposition, and it was frustrated that it hadn’t succeeded in doing so. We know that for three days before the attack the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations. And we know that the Syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. We know that these were specific instructions. We know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. We know where they landed and when. We know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods.” “The United States Government now knows that at least 1,429 Syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. Even the first responders, the doctors, nurses, and medics who tried to save them, they became victims themselves. We saw them gasping for air, terrified that their own lives were in danger. This is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. This is what Assad did to his own people.”
  • Article 36 has a good bit here on Syria and global norms about specific weapons types.
  • A brief on Chemical Weapons from Dana Liebelson here. :”What is a chemical weapon? Experts generally categorize chemical weapons based on their biological effects. According to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, chemical weapons include nerve agents, choking agents, blister agents such as mustard gas, blood agents, chemicals that cause psychotic disorders, and riot-control agents, such as tear gas. Also included are defoliants such as Agent Orange, which was used by the United States in Vietnam.” “Which chemical agent was used in Syria? Sarin, allegedly. When absorbed through the skin, sarin attacks the nervous system and can kill a person in 5 to 10 minutes. It was developed in 1938 in Nazi Germany and was allegedly tested on people in concentration camps. Sarin was the gas used a deadly 1995 attack on the Tokyo subway by an extremist cult. (See timeline below.)”  She winds the article up with a nice timeline regarding the use of chemical weapons.
  • James Traub weighs some of the costs and benefits to airstrikes in humanitarian situations here. “The alternative is not war or even an open-ended commitment. Instead of a punitive action designed to make a point about American resolve, the United States, acting with European and Middle Eastern allies such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, could reduce the Syrian regime’s capacity to perpetrate mayhem through a much more robust campaign of stand-off strikes on Syrian artillery and airfields, military and intelligence facilities, Assad’s palace, and other key sites. At the same time, they could step up the pace of training and arming the opposition while continuing to pursue the possibility, however remote, of a diplomatic settlement to the conflict.”

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So much deterrence…

” if you have to carry through on your coercive threat deterrence by definition has failed.

 Sara Bjerg Moller  posted a rant  discussion over on http://politicalviolenceataglance.org regarding the distinction between deterrence and compellence.  here.  Specifically if (and when) the US responds to Syrian chemical weapons use; will it be a deterrent act (against future use of chemical weapons by Syria and others) or a compellent act (forcing Syria to cease using chemical weapons). Moller makes an excellent point that everyone might benefit from another reading of our Schelling. I’m still working on a paper discussing why deterrence failed in this case and what we can learn from it. I have to agree with Moller’s initial thought – and would like to add that actions such as the forthcoming attacks are not a one-off.  They should be understood in the context of what they are responding to as well as how they change future events.


Thanks Mr. Willingham for the heads-up.