Role of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in National Security: Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities and the Science and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, April 24, 2008 [video] [open audio - 0B]
This recorded video feed is from the April 24, 2008 hearing, "Role of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in National Security," before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee joint with the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the Science and Technology Committee. From Adam Smith's opening statement: "Our subcommittees hope to learn from our panel today of the potential offered by social and behavioral sciences for improving our understanding of our enemies and their local contexts so that we can increasingly deny terrorists the base of support and the freedom to operate in a given region. In addition, we'd like to hear from the panel their thoughts as to how we coordinate and leverage investments in social and behavioral sciences across government agencies. Overall, I hope to learn more from you about how we use our investments in social and behavioral sciences to improve our approach to national security." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Adam Smith; Research Subcommittee Chairman, Brian Baird; Colonel Martin Schweitzer, USA, Commander, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; André van Tilborg, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Science and Technology), Department of Defense; Mark Weiss, Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation; David R. Segal, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland.
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