The Myths and Realities of Biological Terrorism and Warfare

Thursday, February 14th, 2002
Raymond A. Zilinskas
4:00 pm

Auditorium, Beckman Institute 405 N. Mathews Ave Urbana

Event Description

Some myths about bioterrorism are that pathogens are synonymous to weapons and biological weapons capable of killing many people are easy to procure and deploy.  Lessons from past bioterrorist events and operations of national biological warfare programs indicate otherwise.  This talk clarifies what can be done by whom as to the criminal acquisition and use of biological weapons and how society may deter or manage such activities and their aftermath.

Raymond A. Zilinskas

Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies