Tower Center Discussion | Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons

Thursday, March 20, 2014 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
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Gregory Koblentz, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program, George Mason University

photo_koblentz-croppedGregory D. Koblentz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and Deputy Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at George Mason University. He is also the course director for the professional education short course on Pandemics, Bioterrorism and International Security at George Mason. During 2012-2013, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations where he conducted research on nuclear proliferation. Dr. Koblentz is a Research Affiliate with the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Scientists Working Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, DC. His research and teaching focus on international security, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism. Dr. Koblentz is the author of Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security (Cornell University Press, 2009) and co-author of Tracking Nuclear Proliferation: A Guide in Maps and Charts (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1998). He received his PhD from MIT, his MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and his BA from Brown University.


The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

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