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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

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
April 12, 2018 - April 13, 2018
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Conference Room 101

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
Phone: 202.334.3266
Fax: 202.334.3751


Thursday, April 12

10:30-10:35 AM Introductions
Allen Schirm, Committee Chair, Mathematica Policy Research (retired)

10:35-11:00 Updates from the Department of Defense
Lisa Troyer, Army Research Office

11:00-12:30 PM Panel discussion with Minerva grantees (via Zoom webconferencing)
Eli Berman, University of California, San Diego
Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University
Hasan Davulcu, Arizona State University
James Walsh, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel discussion with organizations that fund social science research
Alan Tomkins, Acting Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, National Science Foundation
Adam Russell, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Gerald (Jay) Goodwin, Chief, Foundational Science Research Unit, U.S. Army Research Institute
Matthew Clark, Director of University Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Steven Riskin, Director of Grants and Christina Hegadorn, Senior Program Specialist, United States Institute of Peace

3:00 PM 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
Ivy Estabrooke (by phone)
Paul Gade
Bob Hauser (by phone)
Steve Heeringa
Daniel Ilgen
Virginia Lesser
Arthur Lupia
Kathryn Newcomer
Allen Schirm
Mark Weiss

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Thursday, April 12
Overview of the agenda
Discuss the revised matrix of research questions and data sources
Begin to finalize the list of data collection activities
Brief reactions to the public session presentations
Finalize plans for bibliometric analysis

Friday, April 13
Finalize plans for the grantee survey
Finalize plans for a survey of applicants who did not receive grants
Discuss potential survey of deans and department chairs (or other ways to collect input about “potential grantees”)
Finalize plans for collecting input from subject matter experts
Finalize plans for interviews with DoD staff and any other data gathering activities

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 16, 2018