Lessons learned from implementing education on dual-use in Austria, Italy, Pakistan and Sweden

Revill, James, Candia Carnevali, M Daniela, Forsberg, Åke, Holmström, Anna, Rath, Johannes, Khan Shinwari, Zabta and Mancini, Giulio M (2012) Lessons learned from implementing education on dual-use in Austria, Italy, Pakistan and Sweden. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 28 (1). pp. 31-44. ISSN 1362-3699

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Abstract

This paper provides insights into the achievements and challenges of implementing education on dual-use in four countries: Austria, Italy, Pakistan and Sweden. It draws attention to the different institutional mechanisms through which dual-use education may be introduced into academic curricula and some of the difficulties encountered in this process. It concludes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the implementation of dual-use education. Rather, initiatives must be tailored to suit the teaching traditions, geographical and historical context in which they are being delivered. However, a number of common principles and themes can be derived from all four cases. All these courses bring together a number of different topics that place ‘dual-use’ in the broader context of biosafety, biosecurity, ethics, law and the environment. The case studies suggest that success in this area depends largely on the leadership and commitment of individuals directly involved in teaching, who are active within the scientific community.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ6530 Humanitarian aspects of war
Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38724

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