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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


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Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security: A Workshop

October 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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This workshop is part of our information gathering.  Input from the research communities is critical to the success of the SBS Decadal Survey.  We encourage webcast viewers and their colleagues to extend the cross-disciplinary discussion.  We are collecting research ideas and feedback on IdeaBuzz - an online discussion platform that allows contributors to submit ideas and see and comment on all ideas contributed.  

Upcoming Events

October 11, 2017
- Three Public Workshops (Washington, DC)

- Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security

- Changing Socio-cultural Dynamics and Implications for National Security

- Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security

October 12-13, 2017 - Third Committee Meeting (Washington, DC)

January 24, 2018 - Public Workshops (Washington, DC)
Workshop topics include:
- Sensory, Cognitive, and Decision Sciences
- Workforce Development
- Narratives

January 25-26, 2018 - Fourth Committee Meeting (Washington, DC)

March 26-27, 2018 - Fifth Committee Meeting (Location TBD)

July 25-26, 2018 - Sixth Committee Meeting, (Location TBD)

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Mailing Address
Keck Center, 1160 
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Washington, DC 20001


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The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to review the current state of science on political and strategic reasoning, both traditional and alternative perspectives, with a focus on examining the role of political or economic actors, structures, and/or contexts within which they exist (e.g., domestic, international, transnational). This workshop was one of three workshops held on October 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The workshops were designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security.
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Committee Members

Gregory Treverton (Chair), University of Southern California
Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University, Bloomington
Judith Kelley, Duke University
Jeffrey Taliaferro, Tufts University

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Workshop Presenters
(Speaker presentation slides forthcoming)

Paul Sackett, Chair, Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security
Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director, Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security
David Honey, Director of Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University (Presentation)
Jennifer Dresden, Georgetown University (Presentation)
Kacey Ernst, Arizona University (Presentation
Suzanne Fry, National Intelligence Council
Christopher Gelpi, The Ohio State University (Presentation)
James Goldgeier, American University
Richard J. Harknett, University of Cincinnati (Presentation
Herb Lin, Stanford University (Presentation)
Sean Lynn-Jones, Harvard University
Jacklyn Kerr, Stanford University (Presentation
Deborah Larson, University of California, Los Angeles
Amanda Murdie, University of Georgia (Presentation
Afreen Siddiqi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William R. Thompson, Indiana University
Steven Ward, Cornell University

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