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Workshop I

Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction Workshop

Friday March 30th 5-7 pm Biotech Center Bruggerman Room

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is of great concern today given the increase in terrorist activities and worldwide political instability. Understanding these threats and developing strategies to prevent the spread of WMD is especially important for Nuclear Scientists and Engineers because our areas of expertise can contribute greatly in providing the technological knowledge required to reduce the desire and ability for proliferation of WMD. The Nonproliferation for Weapons of Mass Destruction Workshop will cover many topics including a com- parison of critical infrastructure requirements for development of nuclear, biological, and chemical WMD, a detailed review of the materials and infrastructures required for a state run nuclear weapons program, the influence of energy and resource demands upon proliferation of WMD, an analysis of current threats and instabilities to the nonproliferation of WMD, and much more. The workshop will consist of lecture and panel/group discussions. The goal of the workshop will be to help provide a clear picture of the over- all threat facing the international community and to promote a continued and greater effort from nuclear scientists in support of the nonproliferation of WMD.

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