Andrew Bennett (Committee Member) is professor of government at Georgetown University. He is the cofounder, together with Colin Elman and David Collier, of the Institute for Qualitative and Multimethod Research, which teaches research methods to 200 Ph.D. students each June at Syracuse University. He was the first president of the American Political Science Association section on qualitative methods, and he has taught case study methods to graduate students in a number of countries abroad as well as the United States. He has served as a consultant on case study research projects for The World Bank, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Intelligence Community. Dr. Bennett earned a B.A. in political science from Stanford University and an M.P.P. and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Sujeeta Bhatt (Study Director) is a senior program officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and study director for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security. She was formerly a research scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and was detailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the Georgetown University Medical Center on detail to DIA/HIG. Her work at DIA and HIG entailed identifying knowledge gaps and developing and managing research projects to address those gaps. Her work in the Intelligence Community focused on the psychological and neuroscience bases for credibility assessment, biometrics, insider threat, intelligence interviewing and inter-
rogation methods, and the development of research-to-practice modules on interrogation-related topics to promote the use of evidence-based practice in interviews/interrogations. Dr. Bhatt holds a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from American University.
Jennifer Raymond Dresden (Presenter) is assistant teaching professor and associate director of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations, with particular emphasis on the political outcomes of civil wars. Her book project combines quantitative and qualitative methods and draws on field research conducted in Sierra Leone and Mozambique. She previously taught at the George Washington University. She regularly serves as a training facilitator for the U.S. Department of State and has contributed to case study research for the Political Instability Task Force. She holds an A.B. in government from Harvard University, an M.Litt. in peace and conflict studies from the University of St. Andrews, and a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.
Kacey Ernst (Presenter) is associate professor and program director of undergraduate programs at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. Her work examines the role of weather, climate, and climate change in the emergence of infectious diseases, specifically vectorborne diseases, including malaria, Zika, and dengue. She works within a highly interdisciplinary team of climatologists, anthropologists, entomologists, and geographers to develop models that predict both the seasonal and the long-term trends of Aedes-borne viruses. In addition to developing a better understanding of how vectorborne disease risk may change in the future, she seeks to engage communities in developing capacity-building and resilience strategies to reduce their risk. She has conducted fieldwork in Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, and Jamaica to better understand the current and future response capacity of predominantly rural populations. In the past 2 years, she has led a team of scientist and public health stakeholders in developing Kidenga, a mobile community-based surveillance application and educational tool to enhance the detection and awareness of vectorborne disease transmission. She holds a B.A. in chemistry and biology from Lawrence University and an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
Suzanne Fry (Presenter) is director of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council (NIC). The NIC supports the director of national intelligence in his role as head of the Intelligence Community and serves as a bridge between the intelligence and policy communities. At the NIC, Dr. Fry is responsible for global issues and long-range analysis, as
well as the Global Trends series, the NIC’s flagship unclassified assessment of the future strategic landscape. Prior to joining the NIC, she worked on a range of governance, instability, and strategic warning issues worldwide and led the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Political Instability Task Force. She earned a B.A. in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in politics from New York University.
Sumit Ganguly (Committee Member) is a professor of political science, holds the Rabindranath Tagore chair in Indian cultures and civilizations, and directs the Center on American and Global Security at Indiana University, Bloomington. A specialist in the international and comparative politics of South Asia, he previously taught at James Madison College of Michigan State University, Hunter College of the City University of New York, the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University, and the University of Texas at Austin, as well as at Northwestern University, where he was visiting Buffet professor of international studies. He has also been a fellow/guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the Center on International Security and Cooperation; the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University; and the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi. In 2017–2018, he will be a visiting fellow at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Ganguly received a B.A. in English and political science from Berea College, an M.A. in political science from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Christopher Gelpi (Presenter) is chair of peace studies and conflict resolution at the Mershon Center for International Security and professor of political science at the Ohio State University. His primary research interests are the sources of international militarized conflict and strategies for international conflict resolution. He is currently engaged in research on American public opinion and the use of military force and on statistical models for forecasting military conflict and transnational terrorist violence. His work has also encompassed American civil–military relations and the use of force, the impact of democracy and trade on international conflict, the role of norms in crisis bargaining, alliances as instruments of control, diversionary wars, deterrence theory, and the influence of the international system on the outbreak of violence. He received an A.B. in political science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
James Goldgeier (Presenter) is visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also professor of international relations and served
as dean of the School of International Service at American University from 2011–2017. Previously, he was a professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. He also taught at Cornell University and has held a number of public policy appointments. In addition, he has held appointments at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. From 2001 to 2005, he directed the George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. He is the recipient of the Edgar S. Furniss book award in national and international security and co-recipient of the Georgetown University Lepgold book prize in international relations. He received an A.B. in government from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California.
Richard J. Harknett (Presenter) is professor and head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He served in 2017 as the inaugural U.S.–UK Fulbright scholar in cybersecurity, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and in 2016 as the first scholar-in-residence at the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency. He has provided invited lectures internationally and numerous presentations and briefings to government agencies and congressional offices on Capitol Hill. He has testified on cybersecurity to the Ohio State Legislature and served as the governor’s appointee on the State of Ohio’s Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council while contributing to the writing of Ohio’s cybersecurity strategy. He has been Fulbright professor of international relations at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria, where he continues to hold a professorial lectureship; Boyd-Lubker visiting scholar at Western Kentucky University; and Edith C. Alexander distinguished teaching professor and distinguished service professor at McMicken College, UC. He has been honored with faculty awards and served as chair of the University Faculty and chair of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at UC. He earned a B.A. from Villanova University and his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.
David A. Honey (Sponsor) serves as director of science and technology and as assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is responsible for the development of effective strategies, policies, and programs that lead to the successful integration of science and technology capabilities into operational systems. Prior to this assignment, he served as deputy assistant secretary of defense, research, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. He was director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office, director of the Advanced Technology Office,
and deputy director and program manager of the Microsystems Technology Office. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who began his military career as a pilot. He received a Ph.D. in solid state science from Syracuse University.
Judith Kelley (Committee Member) is Terry Sanford professor of public policy, professor of political science, and senior associate dean at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. She is also a senior fellow with the Kenan Institute for Ethics. In 2009–2010, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Her research interests focus on the role of international actors in promoting political and human rights reforms. Her work also focuses on how states, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations can promote domestic political reforms in problem states and how international norms, laws, and other governance tools influence state behavior. Substantively, her work addresses human rights and democracy, international election observation, and human trafficking. Her past work has focused on the International Criminal Court, the European Union, and other international organizations. In 2012, she was inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke, which recognizes faculty for excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Smith Richardson Foundation has supported her as a policy and strategy fellow. She received her Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.
Jacklyn Kerr (Presenter) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her research examines cybersecurity and information security strategy, Internet governance, and the Internet policies of nondemocratic regimes. Dr. Kerr was a 2015–2016 science, technology, and public policy predoctoral fellow with the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She was also a visiting scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and a cybersecurity predoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation in 2014–2015. She has held research fellowships in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Qatar and has previous professional experience as a software engineer. She holds a B.A.S. in mathematics and Slavic languages and literatures and an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies from Stanford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.
Deborah Welch Larson (Presenter) is professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She draws on historical, psychological, and political evidence to understand foreign policy decision making. Her professorship in the department is supported by the Interna-
tional Studies and Overseas Programs administration at UCLA. Dr. Larson has studied the development of Cold War belief systems by researching postwar U.S. policy makers from a cognitive psychological perspective. She has also studied game theory, exchange theory, and bargaining theory to explain how mistrust prevented the United States and the Soviet Union from reaching agreements in the early Cold War. She is currently developing a framework for evaluating the quality of political judgments in the profoundly uncertain international environment. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.
Herb Lin (Presenter) is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland fellow in cyber policy and security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and particularly the use of offensive operations in cyberspace as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is chief scientist (emeritus) for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; adjunct senior research scholar and senior fellow in cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Previously, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986–1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sean Lynn-Jones (Presenter) is editor of International Security, a quarterly journal based at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, a book series published by MIT Press. He previously served as managing editor of International Security (1987–1991). He is a member of the board of the International Security and Arms Control Section of the American Political Science Association. His research interests include international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and why rivalries end peacefully.
Amanda Murdie (Presenter) is Dean Rusk scholar of international relations and professor of international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia. She is also director of graduate studies for the Department of International Affairs. In 2015, she served as presi-
dent of the International Studies Association-Midwest. Along with Cooper Drury, she was 2016 program chair for the International Studies Association Annual Convention. She studies international relations, specializing in the behavior of international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and their interactions with states, local populations, and intergovernmental organizations. She is also interested in human rights/security, dissent, development, quantitative methodologies, formal modeling, and conflict more generally. She has worked with both the policy and the nongovernmental organization communities to develop new quantitative measures that capture the power of human security INGOs and track the spread of human security norms among nonstate actors. She received a B.S. and an M.A. in political science from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in political science from Emory University.
Paul Sackett (Decadal Survey Chair) is Beverly and Richard Fink distinguished professor of psychology and liberal arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as cochair of the committee producing the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Ohio State University.
Afreen Siddiqi (Presenter) is a visiting scholar with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is also a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an associate director of the MIT Strategic Engineering Research Group. Her research expertise is at the intersection of technology, policy, and international development. She combines quantitative tools and qualitative methods for analysis of complex sociotechnical systems. In recent work she has analyzed critical linkages among water, energy, and food systems in the Middle East and Pakistan; emerging trends in scientific research in the Middle East and North Africa; and methods for systems architecture and design trade space analysis. She has been a recipient of the Amelia Earhart fellowship, the Richard D. DuPont fellowship, and the Rene H. Miller prize in systems engineering. Her work experience encompasses positions in engineering, consulting, and teaching. She holds an S.B. in mechanical engineering and an S.M. and a Ph.D. in aerospace systems from MIT.
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro (Committee Member) is an associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. He is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he is completing work on the politics of alliance coercion and nuclear nonproliferation in U.S. foreign policy during the second half of the Cold War. He has been a member of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Historical Review Panel since 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
William R. Thompson (Presenter) is distinguished professor emeritus and Rogers chair of political science emeritus at Indiana University. He is a past president of the International Studies Association. He began his career studying military coups and conducted research that showed that coups are often contagious and spread from one country to another. He uses quantitative research methods to study long-term patterns of change in the global system. His research has focused particularly on theories about the importance of technological change and the rise of new industries as a major factor in politics. He received a B.A. in economics and political science and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington.
Gregory F. Treverton (Committee Chair) is professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California. He was chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 2014–2017. Previously, he directed the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security, and before that its Intelligence Policy Center and its International Security and Defense Policy Center; he was also associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has served in government for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; handled Europe for the National Security Council; and served as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, overseeing the writing of America’s National Intelligence Estimates. He has taught at Harvard and Columbia universities, and he has been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University and an M.P.P and a Ph.D. in economics and politics from Harvard.
Steven Ward (Presenter) is an assistant professor of government at Cornell University and a Carnegie junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His current research focuses on analyzing the influence of status ambitions and anxiety on domes-
tic politics and foreign policy. His work has addressed how status concerns can push rising states to launch costly, risky challenges to the international status quo, and tested this account against the records of Wilhelmine Germany, Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, and the United States around the turn of the 20th century. He holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
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