Panel I—Conflict Is Local: Mapping the Sociocultural Terrain

Moderator: Dr. George Tita, Planning Committee and University of California, Irvine


Guiding Question: What sociocultural factors must be understood to achieve military success in conflict environments?


Sociocultural Intelligence (SOCINT)

Mr. Kerry Patton, Henley Putnam University


From Dark Web to Geopolitical Web: Collection and Analysis

Dr. Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona


Addressing Concentrations of Core Offenders

Mr. David Kennedy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Implications and Q&A*

12:45 pm

Working Lunch

Dr. Judee Burgoon

Participants are invited to use computers in meeting room to submit questions for the committee and panelists to address.


Panel II —Bridging Sociocultural Gaps in Cooperative Relationships

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Imada, Planning Committee and A.S. Imada & Associates


Guiding Question: What sociocultural knowledge will enable Department of Defense personnel to work with cooperative partners (international and indigenous) to make local populations feel safe?


The Specificity of Culture and Context

Dr. Robert Rubinstein, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University


The Four Elementary Forms of Social Relations—and Their Cultural Implementations

Dr. Alan Fiske, University of California, Los Angeles

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