As part of the launch event for a decadal survey on the social and behavioral sciences in areas relevant to national security, this summit will focus on emerging and cutting-edge social and behavioral science research with implications for the intelligence community. Invited speakers will include the newly appointed president of the National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt, the science and technology director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, David Honey, and many other experts in the field.
The two-day summit will be open to the public — the entire project is unclassified — and webcast live. A short workshop summary will be published several months after the event. The event occurs on October 4 and 5. To register, click HERE.
The decadal survey committee, meanwhile, is working on three lines of inquiry:
Assessing progress in addressing selected major social and behavioral scientific challenges that might prove useful to national security. This includes discussion of approaches that are gaining strength and those that are losing strength. Where possible, rely on published meta-analyses.
Identifying social and behavioral science opportunities that can be used to guide security community investment decisions and application efforts over the next 10 years.
Specifying approaches to facilitate productive interchange between the security community and the external social science research community.
The October summit is being organized by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Science of the National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. The sponsor is the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.