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Krista Hanni

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Krista
Last Name
Hanni
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Executive Education Program Instructor

Krista Hanni, M.S., Ph.D., has over 20 years’ experience in epidemiologic and public health research. She is the Program Manager for Surveillance and Preparedness for the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD). Dr. Hanni earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from UC Davis, and is trained in population assessment to interpret risk factor, disease and environmental data for evaluation and policy.

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Public health, epidemiology, population assessment, environmental health, maternal and child health, communicable diseases

Tomás Aragón

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Tomás
Last Name
Aragón
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Executive Education Program Instructor

Dr. Tomás Aragón, M.D., Ph.D., is Principal Investigator & Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness (CIDER) — a CDC Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and a CDC Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC).  Before CIDER, he was Deputy County Health Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health for 8 years where he directed communicable disease control, bioterrorism preparedness, and community health epidemiology.

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Public health, communicable disease control, bioterrorism preparedness, outbreak investigations, emergency response

Sharad Joshi

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Sharad
Last Name
Joshi
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Assistant Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Location
McGowan 200-F
Phone
831.647.6508
Language(s)
हिन्दी

Dr. Sharad Joshi holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Institute in September 2006 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. At MIIS he has been a research associate at CNS and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). His current research focuses on various facets of terrorism in South Asia, as well as nonproliferation issues in the region. Dr.

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International Security
South Asia
Terrorism
Nuclear Proliferation
Afghanistan
Southeast Asia

Dr. Joshi interviewed by NATO Review

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Education

PhD, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2006; M.A. (Politics), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2000; B.A. (Honors-Economics), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1997.

Select Publications

"The Transnational Security Threat from D-Company," (co-authored with Phil Williams and Gretchen Peters) in Lawrence Cline & Paul Shemella (editors), The Future of Counterinsurgency(Praeger, 2015).

"Will killing of Taliban Chief Make a Difference in Pakistan?," Chatham House, November 7, 2013

Woolwich Attack and the Changing Nature of Terrorism,” Chatham House, May 24, 2013

The China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal: A Realpolitique Fait Accompli,” Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, December 11, 2011.

"Playing Politics:How the Regional Context Impedes Confronting Myanmar's Alleged Nuclear Program," Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, February 4, 2011

"Cooperative Threat Reduction and Pakistan," (co-authored with Togzhan Kassenova) Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, August 4, 2008.

"Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?" Foreign Policy in Focus, June 13, 2008.

"A Ridge Too Far," Foreign Policy in Focus, November 6, 2007.

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Raymond A. Zilinskas

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Raymond
Last Name
Zilinskas
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Job Title
Director, Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program
Location
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6545
Language(s)
svenska

What is it that you are most passionate about?

Preventing the use by nations or terrorists of biological and chemical weapons and should this fail, have done what I can about local, state, federal, and international authorities being well prepared to meet the challenges posed by such events.

Expertise

Clinical microbiology, organic chemistry, international law and mores related to biological and chemical arms control, preparedness and response to biological and chemical emergencies

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Education

Earned BA (Biology) from California State University at Northridge, Filosofie Kandidat (Organic Chemistry) from University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Ph.D. (International Relations) from University of Southern California.

Recent Accomplishments

  • In August 2014, finished manuscript for the monograph “We Need to Hit Hard”: Saddam’s Use of Chemical Weapons against Revolutionary Iran and Rebellious Iraqi Kurds," which is currently being considered for publication by several presses. Unlike previous publications that focus on Iraq’s acquisition and employment of chemical weapons, the basis for much of the information in this monograph is the cache of captured Iraqi government documents, audio tapes, and video tapes stored at the Conflict Records Research Center in the National Defense University.

  • I worked on (with co-editors Casey Mahoney and James Toppin) an edited monograph on the history of the anti-plague system in the U.S.S.R. and Russia titled Stories of the Soviet Anti-Plague System, which was published in autumn 2013.

  • Completed a book on which I had been working on for 11 years: Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History, (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2012).

  • Wrote a film review for the first time: Raymond A. Zilinskas, “Contagion: A Movie Pandemic Versus the Reality of Public Health,” WMD Junction, September 23, 2011; www.nonproliferation.org.

  • Collated 132 entries to create a unique reference source: Rebecca Katz and Raymond A. Zilinskas (eds.), Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, 2nd Edition, (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2011).

  • Had an article published in Scientific American: Ken Coleman and Raymond A. Zilinskas, “Fake Botox, Real Threat,” Scientific American 302(6):84-89 (June 2010).

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Jeffrey M. Bale

First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Bale
Job Title
Professor
Location
McGowan 200-D
Phone
831.647.6603
Language(s)
Español
Français
Deutsch
português
italiano

Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is a Faculty Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). He also frequently taught courses on an adjunct basis at the Naval Postgraduate School and San Jose State University. He obtained his BA in Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of Michigan, his MA in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD in contemporary European history at Berkeley.

Expertise

Terrorism, Political and religious extremism, Insurgency and counterinsurgency, Unconventional warfare, Intelligence and covert operations, Conspiracy theories, Comparative revolutionary movements, Youth subcultures and counterculture, Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Organized crime, European history and politics, Middle Eastern history and politics, Islamic history, Military history, International politics

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