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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Ben Sheppard, PhD, is a terrorism and security analyst who is closely watching the controversy over full-body scanners at airports. Dr. Sheppard has been studying the trend toward the use of these systems as well as biometric identification tools - and accompanying privacy concerns - for years. He asks if a public that is just getting used to full-body scans at airports will someday have to accept them at all kinds of public venues. As early as 2007, Dr. Sheppard wrote in Jane's Defence Weekly, "With airport systems like body imaging leading the technological curve in surveying individuals for threat items and identification, these concepts will increasingly find their way out of the aviation setting to include public transport entrances, major public events such as sporting occasions, and public spaces." Click below to read Dr. Sheppard's original article in full.
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WikiLeaks has once again ignited controversy, with its release of thousands of secret State Department cables. Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Dan Gallington, a former Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice, says this latest case may spur the US to consider an "official secrets" law similar to those enacted in other countries. Gallington commented on the disclosures to WTTG Fox-5 News in Washington, DC. Click here to watch and read the WTTG story.
On November 19, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in conjunction with the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (www.ccnelsi.com) presented a guest lecture by John Shook, PhD, Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Inquiry, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Shook's lecture was entitled "Neuropragmatism - A Practical Approach to Neuroethical Problems." Click below to watch video of the program.
With the "new START" nuclear arms treaty encountering seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the lame-duck Congress, the White House is urging Senate skeptics to reconsider. In the meantime, analysts are looking at what's next if the START treaty is truly a non-starter. Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Dan Gallington, a veteran of arms control negotiations with the former Soviet Union, commented to the Washington Times about the issue. Click here to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that CDR Derrick Busse, USN (Ret.) has joined the Institute as a Research Fellow in the Strategy, Planning & Programs group. He is currently supporting the Army Geospatial Center.
CDR Busse re-joined the Potomac Institute in October 2010 after a 21-year career as a US Naval Officer. He previously served at the Institute while on active duty, as the Institute’s first Navy Federal Executive Fellow in 2006-2007. A career naval officer and strategist with over 20 years of experience in operational aviation, test and evaluation, and staff assignments in policy and strategy, he brings a wealth of technology and policy experience to his work at the Institute. Click here to read more.
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- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
1. Cyber defenders become...
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
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CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
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