Just Back from Iraq: Observations of a Weapons Inspector
Rocco Casagrande, Chief, Biological Analysis Lab; UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC)
Description: Rocco Casagrande was the chief of the Biological Analysis Lab for the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) from December 2002 to March 2003. He gives a detailed account of the daily activities of inspectors, and the processes involved in determining, for example, if a brewery is really a brewery, or a front for chemical weapons production. He has completed his work with the U.N. and emphasized that in his appearance at MIT, he is speaking for himself, and does not represent the United Nations.
About the Speaker(s): Casagrande received the Ph.D. in biology from MIT in 2001.
Host(s): School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Center for International Studies
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