Thesis Title

Following in Giant Steps

Date of Graduation

Fall 2008

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Michael Murray

Keywords

giant steps, John Coltrane, saxophone, jazz, music theory

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

One of the gravest threats facing the United States is the possible use of biological weapons by a near-peer state, rogue nation or terrorist organization. Currently there are an increasing number of pathogens suitable for biological weapons. This threat has increased due to the rapid advances made world wide in the field of synthetic biology. Advances within this field have made biological weapons easier to acquire, more lethal and able to overcome advanced medical countermeasures. To deter and defend against a future biological attack, the U.S. must work with other nations to improve the Biological Weapons Convention, bioethics training, and global health efforts to prevent the proliferation of advanced biological agents and the technology necessary to produce them.

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© T. Joel Griffin

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