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Project Title: Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Committee on National Statistics

RSO:
Wanchisen, Barbara

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Math, Chemistry, and Physics


Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns
January 16, 2018 - January 17, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Anthony Mann
Email: amann@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3266
Fax: 202-334-3751


Agenda:

First Meeting of the Committee on Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns

January 16 - Public Session
National Academy of Sciences Building, Room 120

10:45-10:55
Introductions
Allen Schirm, Committee Chair, Mathematica Policy Research (retired)

10:55-11:05
Welcome on behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Barbara Wanchisen, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

11:05-11:20
Welcome on behalf of the Department of Defense and discussion of study goals
Bindu Nair, Basic Research Office

11:20-12:15
Detailed discussion of the committee’s charge
Lisa Troyer, Program Manager, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Army Research Office

12:15-1:15
Lunch to continue morning discussions

1:15-3:00
Overview of the Minerva Research Initiative
Lisa Troyer, Army Research Office
David Montgomery, University of Maryland

3:00-3:15
Break

3:15-4:15
Discussion of the Minerva grants
Martin Kruger, Office of Naval Research
Gary Kollmorgen, SETA Contractor; GSK Inc.
Benjamin Knott, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Lisa Troyer, Army Research Office

4:15-4:45
Revisit the study goals and charge--questions from the committee

4:45-5:00
Floor discussion

5:00 Adjourn public session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Burt Barnow
Karen Cook
Susan Cozzens
Barbara Entwisle (by phone)
Ivy Estabrooke
Paul Gade
Bob Hauser
Steve Heeringa
Virginia Lesser
Arthur Lupia
Kathryn Newcomer
Allen Schirm
Mark Weiss

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Project background and timeline
Review of agenda
Discussion on statement of task
Committee bias discussion
Recap of previous day's discussion
Evaluation plan
Next steps and schedule

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 23, 2018