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Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: Proceedings of a Summit (2017)
We would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success. This includes all guests who took time out of their busy week to attend both in person and via webcast, our dedicated Summit Planning Committee, participating members of the National Academies staff, and all of our outstanding speakers. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, for providing us the opportunity to carry out this innovative and important project.
The Summit was Phase I of the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Science for Applications to National Security. Decadal surveys are a signature type of study conducted through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with a rich history of success in the physical sciences. These surveys gather ideas and feedback from the research community in order to develop a plan that shapes future research initiatives. This is the first such survey undertaken for the social and behavioral sciences (SBS).
Phase II of the decadal survey began with an open session meeting on March 23, 2017. As part of the committee’s initial information gathering activities, we have issued a call for brief white papers to identify current and emerging research concepts, methods, tools, techniques, and ideas in the social and behavioral sciences. The deadline to submit a paper is June 12, 2017. For more information about this study please visit our decadal survey website (http://nas.edu/SBSDecadalSurvey).
Summit Speakers (We will post additional presentations as they become available.)