finalyonah cover10 front 1 for webThe Potomac Institute Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the new book Al-Qa'ida: Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond, (Potomac Institute Press, 2012) by Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam and ICTS Director Prof. Yonah Alexander, PhD.  The authors previously collaborated on a 2001 landmark book on al-Qa'ida entitled Usama bin Laden's al-Qa'ida: Profile of a Terrorist Network (click here to access the Amazon.com listing). Their follow-up book, Al-Qa'ida: Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond, will be available in an early-release version at the February 2 ICTS event at the National Press Club (see event listing, below) and soon on Amazon.com. In the book, the authors describe an al-Qa'ida that they say has been significantly weakened, but not destroyed. Click below to watch video comments by the authors on their new book.

Prof. Williamson Murray, PhD, is the Director of the Institute's History, Social and Strategic Ideas Program.  Prof. Murray is a distinguished historian with special expertise in military history. He will be featured in the September 20 episode of PBS's History Detectives, focusing on World War II. In the Summer 2011 issue of the Potomac Institute's quarterly newsletter, Focus, Prof. Murray discusses his latest book, The Shaping of Grand Strategy: Policy, Diplomacy and War (Cambridge University Press, 2011).  Click below to watch Prof. Murray's comments on the meaning of "Grand Strategy" and his thoughts on how a knowledge of history is needed to inform policy makers today. 

Prof. James Giordano, PhD, is the Director of the Institute's Center for Neurotechnology Studies as well as Vice President for Academic Programs.  His most recent podcast for the Bioethics Channel is entitled From a Neuroscience of Pain to a Neuroethics of Care.  In it, Prof. Giordano discusses ways in which recent discoveries about the nervous system are helping us understand the experience of pain, which could lead to breakthroughs in treatment. Click here to listen.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies  is pleased to honor three outstanding members of our staff with special awards for their contributions in 2010.  Winners of this year's Corporate Officers' Awards are Ms. Miriam Jackson, Staff Accountant/Contracts Administrator, and Ms. Courtney Merriman, Research Assistant in the Strategy, Planning & Programs group. This year's winner of the Research Award is Mr. Justin Rossi, Research Assistant in the Strategy, Planning & Programs group. Click below to watch a video honoring this year's awardees.

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The Potomac Institute Press is pleased to announce that Bureaucratic Nirvana: Life in the Center of the Box, by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Hugh Montgomery, is now available on Amazon.com. Click here to access the Amazon listing. In Bureaucratic Nirvana, Montgomery draws on his four decades of experience to present a "how-to" primer for Pentagon contractors, administrators and researchers seeking a better understanding of the R&D bureaucracy. Click below to watch a video in which Hugh Montgomery talks about why he wrote the book - and the "inside secrets" readers will learn.  

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this video, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies CEO Mike Swetnam and other Institute leaders describe the people and programs that make the Institute unique.

 

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