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Chancellor’s Honors Program

Our first undergraduate-only class was offered in fall 2012 through the Chancellor’s Honors Pro­gram. The class, focused on challenges in disar­mamnet, was very well received and culminated with a class tour of ORNL.

UNHO 101 Global Zero: Challenges, Obsta­cles, and Hard Problems
This course is about nuclear weapons in the modern world and about efforts to eliminate the deadly threat they pres­ent. Students are exposed to critical issues in nuclear security and the ongoing international efforts for com­plete nuclear disarmament, including US and global ef­forts to control nuclear weapons and technology and the international regimes intended to arrest proliferation. This course does not only discuss whether going to zero is a good and feasible idea, but will also focus on the practical implications, challenges, and problems of nuclear disar­mament for the US and the international community.