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17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory (MIT) 17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations. This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.

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international relations | international relations | security | security | anarchy | anarchy | power | power | identity | identity | domestic policy | domestic policy | war | war | conflict | conflict | military | military | peace | peace | cooperation | cooperation | compliance | compliance | democracy | democracy | politics | politics | unipolarity | unipolarity | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | rationalism | rationalism | international | international

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17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT) 17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT)

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This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play, This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play,

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nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | war | war | politics | politics | World War II | World War II | Soviet Union | Soviet Union | Cold War | Cold War | Great Britain | Great Britain | France | France | China | China | India | India | Israel | Israel | Pakistan | Pakistan | North Korea | North Korea | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear disarmament | nuclear disarmament | security | security

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT) 22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments. This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 22.081 | 2.650 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 11.371 | 22.811 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | energy transfer | clean technologies | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | energy conversion | wind power | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | carbon management options | geothermal energy | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | eco-buildings | hydropower | hydropower

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ESD.10 Introduction to Technology and Policy (MIT) ESD.10 Introduction to Technology and Policy (MIT)

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This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management. Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exercises; case studies; and group projects that illustrate issues involving multiple stakeholders with different value structures, high levels of uncertainty, multiple levels of complexity; and value trade-offs that are characteristic of engineering systems. Emphasis on negotiation, team building and g This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management. Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exercises; case studies; and group projects that illustrate issues involving multiple stakeholders with different value structures, high levels of uncertainty, multiple levels of complexity; and value trade-offs that are characteristic of engineering systems. Emphasis on negotiation, team building and g

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Politics | Politics | decision making | decision making | negotiation | negotiation | planning | planning | wedge game | wedge game | climate change | climate change | global warming | global warming | NRC | NRC | nuclear power | nuclear power | nuclear energy | nuclear energy | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | government | government | public policy | public policy | globalization | globalization | science | science | EPA | EPA | NSF | NSF | transportation | transportation | urban planning | urban planning | standards | standards | risk | risk | risk assessment | risk assessment | engineering | engineering | energy | energy | internet | internet | network neutrality | network neutrality | regulation | regulation | security | security | 9/11 | 9/11 | September 11 | September 11 | terrorism | terrorism | defense | defense | tradeoff | tradeoff

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RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation (MIT) RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions.

Subjects

nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | south asia | south asia | deterrence theory | deterrence theory | india | india | pakistan | pakistan | kargil war | kargil war | operation parakram | operation parakram | nuclear war | nuclear war | abolition | abolition | obama | obama | bomb | bomb | cold war | cold war | escalation | escalation | treaty | treaty | deterrence | deterrence | missiles | missiles | disarmament | disarmament

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17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT) 17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent.

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united states | united states | us military | us military | military | military | non-nuclear | non-nuclear | adversaries | adversaries | military action | military action | defense | defense | strategy | strategy | campaign analysis | campaign analysis | airpower | airpower | battle of the bulge | battle of the bulge | intelligence | intelligence | military operations | military operations | naval power | naval power | power projection | power projection | guadalcanal | guadalcanal | desert storm | desert storm | operation iraqi freedom | operation iraqi freedom | afghanistan | iraq | afghanistan | iraq | counter-insurgency | counter-insurgency | humanitarian military intervention | humanitarian military intervention | kosovo | nuclear age | kosovo | nuclear age | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | american defense planning | american defense planning | ground campaign | ground campaign | air campaign | air campaign | missile targeting | missile targeting | logistics-centric | logistics-centric | limited war | limited war | surface warfare | surface warfare | anti-submarine warfare | anti-submarine warfare | israel/lebanon war | israel/lebanon war | operation allied force | operation allied force | libya | libya

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17.473 The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear History, Strategy, and Statecraft (MIT) 17.473 The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear History, Strategy, and Statecraft (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to the politics and theories surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It introduces the basics of nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and deterrence theory. It also examines the historical record during the Cold War as well as the proliferation of nuclear weapons to regional powers and the resulting deterrence consequences. This course provides an introduction to the politics and theories surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It introduces the basics of nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and deterrence theory. It also examines the historical record during the Cold War as well as the proliferation of nuclear weapons to regional powers and the resulting deterrence consequences.

Subjects

nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | strategy | strategy | statecraft | statecraft | world politics | world politics | global community | global community | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | foreign policy | foreign policy | international relations | international relations | rogue states | rogue states | non-state | non-state | deterrence | deterrence | containment | containment | atomic age | atomic age | bomb scare | bomb scare | Second World War | Second World War | Manhattan Project | Manhattan Project | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | nuclear power | nuclear power | nuclear age | nuclear age | nonproliferation | nonproliferation | early Cold War | early Cold War | the Berlin Crisis | the Berlin Crisis | the Cuban Missile Crisis | the Cuban Missile Crisis | Detente | Detente | nuclear arms control | nuclear arms control | nuclear balance | nuclear balance | Euromissile Crisis | Euromissile Crisis | Nuclear Suppliers Group | Nuclear Suppliers Group | parity | parity | Dr. Strangelove | Dr. Strangelove | terrorism | terrorism | global zero | global zero | U.S. policy | U.S. policy | national security | national security | nucelar dynamics | nucelar dynamics

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | hydropower

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17.473 The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear History, Strategy, and Statecraft (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to the politics and theories surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It introduces the basics of nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and deterrence theory. It also examines the historical record during the Cold War as well as the proliferation of nuclear weapons to regional powers and the resulting deterrence consequences.

Subjects

nuclear proliferation | strategy | statecraft | world politics | global community | nuclear weapons | foreign policy | international relations | rogue states | non-state | deterrence | containment | atomic age | bomb scare | Second World War | Manhattan Project | Hiroshima | nuclear power | nuclear age | nonproliferation | early Cold War | the Berlin Crisis | the Cuban Missile Crisis | Detente | nuclear arms control | nuclear balance | Euromissile Crisis | Nuclear Suppliers Group | parity | Dr. Strangelove | terrorism | global zero | U.S. policy | national security | nucelar dynamics

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17.482 U.S. Military Power (MIT)

Description

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the missions, capabilities, and costs of the largely non-nuclear forces that make up the bulk of the U.S. military establishment. The course will also introduce the student to basic techniques for the assessment of relative military capabilities between adversaries in given theaters of military action. Central to the course will be an examination of historical cases of military action that shed light on current defence issues. Many of these cases are recent.

Subjects

united states | us military | military | non-nuclear | adversaries | military action | defense | strategy | campaign analysis | airpower | battle of the bulge | intelligence | military operations | naval power | power projection | guadalcanal | desert storm | operation iraqi freedom | afghanistan | iraq | counter-insurgency | humanitarian military intervention | kosovo | nuclear age | nuclear proliferation | american defense planning | ground campaign | air campaign | missile targeting | logistics-centric | limited war | surface warfare | anti-submarine warfare | israel/lebanon war | operation allied force | libya

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RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation (MIT)

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This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions.

Subjects

nuclear proliferation | nuclear weapons | south asia | deterrence theory | india | pakistan | kargil war | operation parakram | nuclear war | abolition | obama | bomb | cold war | escalation | treaty | deterrence | missiles | disarmament

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17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.

Subjects

international relations | security | anarchy | power | identity | domestic policy | war | conflict | military | peace | cooperation | compliance | democracy | politics | unipolarity | nuclear proliferation | rationalism | international

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17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT)

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This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play,

Subjects

nuclear weapons | war | politics | World War II | Soviet Union | Cold War | Great Britain | France | China | India | Israel | Pakistan | North Korea | nuclear proliferation | nuclear disarmament | security

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ESD.10 Introduction to Technology and Policy (MIT)

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This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management. Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exercises; case studies; and group projects that illustrate issues involving multiple stakeholders with different value structures, high levels of uncertainty, multiple levels of complexity; and value trade-offs that are characteristic of engineering systems. Emphasis on negotiation, team building and g

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Politics | decision making | negotiation | planning | wedge game | climate change | global warming | NRC | nuclear power | nuclear energy | nuclear proliferation | government | public policy | globalization | science | EPA | NSF | transportation | urban planning | standards | risk | risk assessment | engineering | energy | internet | network neutrality | regulation | security | 9/11 | September 11 | terrorism | defense | tradeoff

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Nuclear weapons and the dialectic of universalism: the UN convenes to ban the bomb

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In late March of this year, a majority of the world?s states will meet at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to start negotiations on a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty. It will be a landmark event in international history. Not only have such negotiations never been held before?nuclear weapons remain the only class of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) not explicitly prohibited by international law?the process itself also marks a turning point in multilateral diplomacy. Emerging as an element of the European ?standard of civilization? in the 19th century, the laws of war were meant, in part, to ...

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nuclear proliferation | UN | United Nations | universalism

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