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Project Title: Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-17-02         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Intelligence Community Studies Board

RSO:
Bhatt, Sujeeta

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; National Security and Defense


Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security
October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



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: Thelma Cox
Email: tcox@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-1734
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

October 11-13, 2017
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. N.W., Rooms 201, 206 & 208
Washington, D.C.

October 11 - three separate public workshops

(Common welcome)
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Events
* Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director
* Paul Sackett, Chair
* David Honey, Director of Science and Technology, ODNI, Study Sponsor

Keck room 201 - Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security: A Workshop

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks on the Future of Social Network Thinking
* Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University, Workshop Committee Chair

Research Panel Presentations and Discussion

9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Networks Plus – Beyond the Individual

Moderators: Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University and Matthew Brashears, University of South Carolina

* Leslie DeChurch, Northwestern University
Title: Organizing in Teams
* Zachary Neal, Michigan State University
Title: The Future of Urban Network Research
* Regina Joseph, New York University
Title: Super-synthesizers: Confronting the Coming Analytical Crisis in an Age of Influence
* Guido Cervone, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Use of Crowdsourced Data during Emergencies

10:35 a.m. Response to Presentations
* Randolph H. Pherson, Pherson Associates, LLC

10:45 a.m. Discussion and Q&A
Moderators, Presenters, and Members of the Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

11:45 a.m. LUNCH

12:45 a.m. Panel 2: Networks Plus – Within the Individual
Moderators: Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University and Emily Falk, University of Pennsylvania

* Carolyn Parkinson, University of California, Los Angeles
* Emily Falk, University of Pennsylvania (virtual presenter)
* Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo
Title: Emotional Artificial Intelligence in Socio-Technical Systems
* Kenny Joseph, Northeastern University
Title: Studying Identities and their Impact on Networks using Social Media data

1:35 p.m. Response to Presentations
* Randolph H. Pherson, Pherson Associates, LLC

1:45 p.m. Discussion and Q&A
Moderators, Presenters, and Members of the Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

2:30 p.m. BREAK

2:45 p.m. Panel 3: Multi-Level, High-Dimensional Evolving and Emerging Networks
Moderators: Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University and Markus Mobius, Microsoft

* Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona
* Benjamin Golub, Harvard University
* Alexander Volfovsky, Duke University

3:35 p.m. Response to Presentations
* Randolph H. Pherson, Pherson Associates, LLC

3:45 p.m. Discussion and Q&A
Moderators, Presenters, and Members of the Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

4:30 p.m. Summative Comments
* Scott Feld, Purdue University

4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
* Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University, Workshop Committee Chair

Keck 206 - Changing Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Implications for National Security: A Workshop

9:30 a.m. Workshop Welcome and Ethical Considerations for SBS Research in Support of National Security
* Jeffrey Johnson, University of Florida; Workshop Steering Committee Chair; SBS Decadal Survey Committee Member
* Joy Rohde, University of Michigan; SBS Decadal Survey Committee Member; Workshop Steering Committee Member

9:45 a.m. Linking Culture, Language, Behavior, and Data
Susan Weller, University of Texas Medical Branch; Session Moderator; Workshop Steering Committee Member

* Dan Kahan, Yale University
* William Dressler, University of Alabama
* Dhiraj Murthy, University of Texas, Austin

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. Linking Culture, Language, Behavior and Data Panel Discussion
Susan Weller, Moderator

11:45 a.m. LUNCH

12:45 p.m. Cultural, Linguistic, and Behavioral Research and the Triangulation of Data
Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania; Session Moderator; Workshop Steering Committee Member

* Joe Labianca, University of Kentucky
* David Broniatowski, George Washington University
Title: Surveys, Laboratory Experiments, and Social Media: Better Together
* Philip Resnik, University of Maryland, College Park

1:45 p.m. Cultural, Linguistic, and Behavioral Research and the Triangulation of Data Panel Discussion
Mark Liberman, Moderator

2:30 p.m. BREAK

2:45 p.m. Cultural, Linguistic, and Behavioral Research and the Challenge of Multiple Levels of Analysis
David Matsumoto, San Francisco State University; Session Moderator; SBS Decadal Survey Committee Member; Workshop Steering Committee Member

* Gwyneth Sutherlin, Human Geography and Analytics Research
* Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland, College Park
* Jesse A. Egbert, Northern Arizona University

3:45 p.m. Cultural, Linguistic, and Behavioral Research and the Challenge of Multiple Levels of Analysis Panel Discussion
David Matsumoto, Moderator

4:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion of Presentations and Wrap Up
* Jeffrey Johnson, SBS Decadal Survey Committee Member; Workshop Steering Committee Member

Keck room 208 - Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security: A Workshop

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks on the Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security
* Jeffrey Taliaferro, Tufts University; SBS Decadal Survey Committee Member; Workshop Steering Committee Member

Research Panel Presentations and Discussion

9:40 a.m. Panel 1: Reputation, Power, and Status
Jeffrey Taliaferro, Session Moderator

* Steven Ward, Cornell University
* Deborah Larson, University of California, Los Angeles
* Amanda Murdie, University of Georgia

10:25 a.m. Response to Presentations
* Suzanne Fry, National Intelligence Council

10:35 a.m. Moderated Open Discussion

11:05 a.m. Panel 2: Strategic Use of Information
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University; Session Moderator; Workshop Steering Committee Member

* Herb Lin, Stanford University (virtual speaker)
* Jacklyn Kerr, Stanford University
* Richard J. Harknett, University of Cincinnati

11:50 a.m. Response to Presentations
* Suzanne Fry, National Intelligence Council

12:00 p.m. Moderated Open Discussion

12:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Panel 3: Forecasting Methods and Topics
Sumit Ganguly, Session Moderator

* Kacey Ernst, Arizona University (virtual speaker)
* Afreen Siddiqi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Jennifer Dresden, Georgetown University
* Christopher Gelpi, The Ohio State University

2:30 p.m. Response to Presentations
* Suzanne Fry, National Intelligence Council

2:40 p.m. Moderated Open Discussion

3:10 p.m. BREAK

3:25 p.m. Methodology
* Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University; Workshop Steering Committee Member

3:45 p.m. Panel 4: Discussant Panel
Andrew Bennett, Session Moderator

* James Goldgeier, American University
* Sean Lynn-Jones, Harvard University
* William R. Thompson, Indiana University

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
* Jeffrey Taliaferro

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

OCTOBER 12
Keck 201

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Study Introductions
* Barbara Wanchisen, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
* Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director
* Paul Sackett, Committee Chair, University of Minnesota

9:15 a.m. Discussion of the Workshops: Committee and Sponsor
* David Honey, Director of Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
* Paul Sackett, Committee Chair, University of Minnesota

9:45 a.m. Other Federal Programs and the SBS Decadal Survey
* Howard C. Nusbaum, Division Director (SBE/BCS), National Science Foundation
* Adam Russell, Program Manager, Next Generation Social Science, DARPA

10:15 a.m. Discussion and Q&A with committee

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. Other Federal Programs and the SBS Decadal Survey
* Lisa Troyer, Army Research Office, Acting Director, Minerva Research Initiative
* Other TBD

11:30 a.m. Discussion and Q&A with committee

12pm END OPEN SESSION

OCTOBER 13
Keck 201

11:50 a.m. Other Federal Programs and the SBS Decadal Survey
* Jason Matheny, Director, IARPA

12:10 p.m. Discussion and Q&A with committee

12:30pm END OPEN SESSION



Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul Sackett
Gary Berntson
Kathleen Carley
Noshir Contractor
Barbara Dosher
Jeffrey Johnson
David Matsumoto
Carmen Medina
Joy Rohde
Jeffrey Taliaferro
Jeremy Wolfe

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Review of the workshops
Discussion of report framework
Refinement of review criteria for report topics and cited research
Discussion of January 2018 workshop topics
Development of committee writing assignments
Planned for future meetings

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Agenda, roster, member bios, and travel information
Statement of Task
Highlights from the Academies’ report “Value of SBE to National Priorities”
Summary of projects supported by IARPA, DARPA, MINERVA, NSF (SBE/BCS)
Notes from meeting #2
Information on Town Halls (IdeaBuzz and SRA)
Possible options for report framework
Rough text for report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 25, 2017