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The Dual Use Dilemma and Research Policy - GOVT6164

Year - 2019

Some science and technology can be used for both benefit and harm. This interdisciplinary unit critically examines the security and policy implications of dual use research and related technologies across several important fields, ranging from nuclear and information technology to the life sciences. Students will consider the costs and benefits of specific developments in science and technology, as well as the various mechanisms that governments and civil society can use to mitigate the risks that new knowledge or tools will be used for nefarious purposes.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week

Assessment
1x1500wd issue brief (40%), 1x4000wd research essay (50%), 1x500wd self-evaluation (10%)

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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