ALS Webinar: Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism & Bio-Security

By | May 12, 2020
ALS Webinar: Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism, and Bio-Security | AUH Gurugram

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Amity Law School Gurugram is organising a webinar on “Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism, and Bio-Security”. The speaker for the webinar is Col. (Dr.) Ram Athavale, CBRN Security, Risk Mitigation, Incident Management Consultant.

About the ALS Webinar: Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism, and Bio-Security

Humanity’s battle against disease is a constantly evolving struggle. Throughout history bacteria and viruses have attacked people, animals, and plants, often with devastating effects. As if this did not challenge enough, we now face the prospect of the disease being deliberately applied for military or terrorist purposes through biological warfare. The way of countering such threats is through international law and painstakingly negotiated treaties and verification mechanisms. An important piece of protection in the battle against biological weapons is currently being negotiated.

Due increase in the threat of terrorism, the risk posed by various microorganisms as biological weapons needs to be evaluated and the historical development and use of biological agents better understood. Biological warfare agents may be more potent than conventional and chemical weapons.

Ease of production and the broad availability of biological agents and technical know-how have led to a further spread of biological weapons and an increased desire among developing countries to have them. This article explains the concepts of biological warfare and its states of development, its utilization, and the attempts to control its proliferation throughout history. The threat of bioterrorism is real and significant; it is neither in the realm of science fiction nor confined to our nation.

About the Panelist

Col. (Dr.) Ram Athavale, CBRN Security, Risk Mitigation, Incident Management Consultant. Col Ram Athavale, is an ‘81 Batch veteran Cavalier and alumni of the National Defence Academy (Pune), Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Defence Services Staff College (Wellington, Nilgiris), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (Pune), College of Military Engineering (Pune) and Army War College (Mhow).

He is a CBRN Security and Incident Management Consultant & Advisor to commercial enterprises. Additionally, as a professor, he is a Visiting Faculty at some Indian and overseas universities, academic institutions, and Military Paramilitary CBRN Schools and training establishments on CBRN subjects and Disaster Management.  Notable is the Masters in CBRNe Protection course at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

  1. Maj. Gen. P.K, Sharma (Retd.), Prof & Director Amity Law School, and Dean, Faculty of Law, Amity University Gurugram
  2. Ms. Toshi Rattan, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, Amity University Gurugram


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About the Organisers

Amity Law School Gurugram vision is to strive to be an internationally recognized leader in socially relevant legal research and education in India and the Commonwealth States. In pursuing its vision, the Amity Law School has as its mission, the creation and sustenance of a research-based academic environment that is grounded in values of social justice and excellence. The values of the Amity Law School are fully aligned with those of the University with a view to creating a culture that reflects these values.

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