The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies  held a lecture on Thursday, September 8, on "The Future Security Environment for Game-Changing Technologies," focusing on technologies that promise the greatest advantage to US National Defense.  The program was presented by Bob Hummel, PhD, Vice President of Research, and Faith MacDonald, Research Assistant in the Policy Research Division.  The program focused on the importance of identifying the science and technology investments that offer the greatest promise for the future, as budgets across the federal government come under increasing scrutiny. Click below to watch video of the event. 

 



The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies presented a Special CCNELSI Symposium: The Power - and Problems - of Prediction: Capabilities and Limitations of Neuro-Psychiatric Science and Technology to Predict and Prevent Violent Behavior on September 9, 2011. The program looked at the capabilities of brain science to be used as a tool in the fight against violence and terrorism. Click below to watch a 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.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies hosted a special lunchtime lecture by Dr. Zhang Zhimin of the China Research Institute for Science Popularization (CRISP) of Beijing, China, on Tuesday, August 16.  Allied with the China Association for Science and Technology, China's largest aggregate association of scientists and engineers, CRISP is China's premier institution dealing specifically with studies on science and technology communication. Click below to watch video of the event in full.

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.


Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Ben Sheppard, PhD, hosted a Live Web Chat on July 19 on “How We Terrorized Ourselves after 9/11: Did We Do Al Qa'ida's Job for Them?"  Dr. Sheppard, who teaches at The George Washington University and the University of Maryland, is the author of The Psychology of Strategic Terrorism (Routledge, 2008).  He is an expert on the ways in which government and societal responses to terror can serve to exacerbate or mitigate its effects. To replay the web chat, visit our Live Event Chat page.  For more information about Dr. Sheppard, click here.

Prof. James Giordano, PhD, Director of the Institute's Center for Neurotechnology Studies and Vice President for Academic Programs, hosted a Live Web Chat from 12:15 - 1 pm on June 22 entitled "Neuro-Wars and More." The chat focused on how the latest in brain science is being applied in the realms of national security, intelligence and defense.  To replay the chat, just click here to access our Live Event Chat page. 

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