ESP Biography

CHRISTOPHER RIELAGE, Cheers for the Empire in Star Wars.

Major: East Asian Studies (China)

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Chris Rielage has been dragged, kicking and screaming (in a composed way, obviously), out of the world of books, ships, and tea that is his natural habitat, just to be your teacher. He is delighted to share his knowledge with you all, and will happily discuss everything from CRISPR to poetry.

Past Classes

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H6441: The Fifth Horseman: A Brief Guide to Nuclear Weapons in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
In many ways, the world has behaved as if nuclear weapons went away after the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, some 12,000 warheads still exist around the world - especially in a world of rising China and belligerent North Korea, understanding nuclear technology, strategy, and history is essential to any informed thinker. Our class will cover topics including, but not limited to: 1) Basic weapon technologies, (Warhead types, missile types, MIRVs, and decoys) 2) Strategic concepts, (Targeting, Mutually Assured Destruction, Command and Control, and more) 3) And the Modern Nuclear Balance.