On April 23, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will continue to host the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (CCNELSI) series of lectures with a guest presentation by Daniel Hall-Flavin, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hall-Flavin will give a talk entitled "The Cave that DSM Built? What Arrhythmias and the School of Athens May Have to Teach Us about the Future of Psychiatry." The event will be at 4 pm at the Institute in the M-level conference room. Click here for more information.
Tevi Troy, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and a writer and consultant on domestic policy issues. In a new piece for The Washington Post's Outlook section, Dr. Troy takes a look at presidential reading lists. The books a president reads inform his policymaking and worldview, Dr. Troy writes, and they also send a powerful signal to observers about the president's interests and intellect. Click here to read the article in full.
Former US arms negotiator and Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith is closely following the Obama administration's evolving nuclear weapons policy. On April 8, President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev met in Prague to sign a new nuclear-arms reduction pact. But many questions remain about the future of nonproliferation efforts. Amb. Smith offered comments to correspondent Sally Kidd of Hearst Television; click here to watch the Hearst stations' story in full.
On May 7, Prof. James Giordano, PhD, Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies, will join a distinguished panel at the Domenici Neuroscience Symposium in Washington, DC. The event will be hosted by the Mind Research Network and the theme is "Neuroscience for National Security." Other speakers at the event will include former US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, former Congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico, and prominent experts from organizations including the National Institutes of Health, US Marine Corps, and Sandia National Laboratories. Click here for details and registration information.
On Monday April 12, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will present a “brown bag” lunchtime lecture hosted by Senior Fellow Al Elkins, entitled “Comprehending Complex Political, Legal and Economic Systems in the 21st Century.” Guest speakers will be Michael Bommarito and Daniel Katz of the University of Michigan, who will explore questions including: How can we measure the relationship between US Treasury securities and US policy on energy and transportation? What do state unemployment rates have to do with the structure of online communication networks among US political dissidents and radical Muslim organizations overseas? How can tools developed to analyze the Enron e-mail data set be used to better understand changes in US federal law over time?
The program will be held at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies from 12-1 pm, and RSVP is requested. Click here for more information and to RSVP for the event.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith is among those who are closely watching the administration's actions on nuclear arms policy. From 1989-1991, Amb. Smith led the US team that worked to negotiate an agreement with the former Soviet Union to allow deployment of defenses against the growing threat of ballistic missiles. In comments to the Washington Times about the administration's Nuclear Posture Review, he expressed his concerns about whether eliminating all nuclear weapons is a realistic or desirable goal. Click here to read the article in full.
On April 20, from 12-1 pm, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will host a "brown bag" lunchtime lecture featuring Mary Crannell, president and founder of Idea Sciences. Ms. Crannell will speak about decisions the US faces as it seeks a way forward and a successful exit strategy in Afghanistan.
Ms. Crannell recently returned from a week in Kabul, where she facilitated decision-making sessions with USAID contractors. Her discussions with personnel representing military, USAID, security, and Ministry of Interior interests offer interesting insights into the challenges facing the US in Afghanistan. RSVP is requested. Click here for more information and registration details.
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- CHPP Executive Director Donald Donahue on Homeland Security Education
- BGen David Reist, USMC (Ret.) on The Jim Bohannon Show
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