The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies held a panel discussion, Arab Spring Assessment: Political, Social, Economic and Strategic Perspectives, on Tuesday, October 18.  Speakers included BGen. David G. Reist, USMC (Ret.), Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Ambassador Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the U.S.; Hon. P.J. Crowley, Omar Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law; and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Dr. Judith Yaphe, National Defense University; and Dr. Gönül Tol, Director, Center for Turkish Studies, and Scholar-in-Residence, Middle East Institute. Click below or visit our YouTube channel  to watch video of the event.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies presented a special CNS Lecture, "The Science of Why We Deny Science," with journalist and commentator Chris Mooney on Friday, October 21.  Mr. Mooney examined questions about why many people don't change their minds or let go of false ideas when presented with scientific evidence to the contrary -  and may even hold on to their beliefs more strongly than before. He argues that thanks to new advances in psychology and neuroscience, this phenomenon can be scientifically explained.  Click below to watch a video of the talk.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies hosted a panel discussion, UN-Palestinian Statehood: Political, Legal, Social, Economic and Strategic Perspectives, on Tuesday, September 27, from 12-2 pm. Co-sponsors of this event included the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute. Click here to go to C-SPAN video of the event.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hosted the sixth event in its Cyber Challenge Symposia Series, "Cybersecurity Policy:  Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Be?" from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, October 5, at the Institute.  The program was part of a series of seminars dealing with the numerous cybersecurity issues currently confronting the nation. Speakers included: Amb. David Smith (Ret.), Potomac Institute Senior Fellow and Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center; Daniel Gallington, Esq., Potomac Institute Senior Fellow and Member, Board of Regents, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Territorial Security; RDML Jamie Barnett, USNR (Ret.) Chief of the Federal Communications Commission Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; and LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.), Executive Vice President, DoD and Unified Services, Smartronix.  Click below to watch video of the event.

 

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.



Prof. James Giordano, PhD, is a neuroscientist, Vice President for Academic Programs and Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  On Wednesday, September 28, he took questions in a Live Chat forum on "Neuroscience and Neurotechnology for Prediction  and Prevention of Violence: 'Minority Report' in the Real World?"  (Click here to access Prof. Giordano's recent essay on this subject in Government Security News.)  The text of the chat is available for review and replay on our Live Event Chat page: please click here.

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