Frank L. Smith III

Political Science. Technology. International Security.

GOVT 3996: Science, Technology, and International Security

Science and technology have been intimately involved with security ever since mankind discovered fire and started using tools. This interdisciplinary unit considers how scientific facts and technical artefacts influence security and, conversely, how security influences science and technology. Through advanced reading, independent research, seminar discussions, and other exercises, students will analyse and apply a variety of perspectives – strategic, organizational, cultural, and ethical, among others – to evaluate the complex relationship between modern science, advanced technology, and international security.

Syllabus is available here.