You’re invited to attend a virtual sample lecture for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our graduate programs.
Will COVID-19 Inspire Greater Interest in Bioweapons?
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the power of infectious diseases to wreak havoc on societies, cause economic upheaval, and weaken military capabilities. Will hostile states or terrorist groups seek to exploit these newly revealed vulnerabilities by developing and using their own biological weapons? How can countries and the international community reduce the risk that biology will be misused for malicious purposes?
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (Virtual Event)
Taught by: Professor Gregory Koblentz, director of the Biodefense graduate programs and author of Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security (Cornell University Press, 2009)