The first meeting of a committee focused on surveying the intersection of social science and the national security will take place on March 23 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security will take place over two years and is unclassified. Organizers say an important aspect of the survey is broad participation from the scientific and intelligence communities.
The March 23 meeting will include a description of the survey by study director Sujeeta Bhatt, a review of an October summit on the survey, and a series of research panels on the challenges facing national security and intelligence analysts and how research in social and behavioral sciences can support their work.
The next committee meetings and workshops will be June 27-28; October 11-13; and in January 2018.
If you have questions about the survey or meeting or would like to register by email, please contact SBSDecadalSurvey@nas.edu.