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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
 Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes: A Workshop  
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Workshop Agenda
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Understanding NarrativesLUnderstanding Narratives for National Security Purposes: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018)

The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore featured state-of-the-art narrative studies and examined cutting-edge questions relevant to national security and intelligence analysis. This workshop was one of three workshops held on January 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The workshop were designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security.

To purchase or download a copy of the workshop proceedings, please visit the National Academies Press website

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Workshop Planning Committee Members

Carmen Medina (Chair), MedinAnalytics, LLC
Sara Cobb, George Mason University
Betty Sue Flowers, University of Texas, Austin (Emeritus)
Jeffrey Johnson, University of Florida
David Matsumoto, San Francisco State University
Doug Randall, Protagonist

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Workshop Presenters
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
William "Bruno" Millonig, Acting Director of Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Michael Bamberg, Clark University 
Pauline Cheong, Arizona State University
Michael Dahlstrom, Iowa State University
Roberto Franzosi, Emory University (Presentation)
Josh Kerbel, National Intelligence University
Deb Lavoy
, Narrative Builders (Presentation)
Karen Monaghan, Central Intelligence Agency (retired)
James Pennebaker, University of Texas, Austin
James Phelan, The Ohio State University (Presentation)
Babak Rasolzadeh, Former Director of Data Science, Protagonist
Catherine Tejeda, Parenthetic
Mark Turner, Case Western University
Michael Young, University of Utah 
January 24, 2018 Workshops
(Washington, DC)

Learning From the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision-Making
(Link to Webcast)

Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis
(Link to Webcast)

Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes

(Link to Webcast)

October 11, 2018 Workshops
(Washington, DC)

Changing Socio-cultural Dynamics and Implications for National Security 

Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security 

Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security


Office of the Director of National Intelligence


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