Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense

While recent attention has been devoted to the implications of developments in molecular biology to national security, less public consideration has been devoted to the implications of innovations in neuroscience. National defense agencies, however, have already realized the potential neuroscience research has to change the way modern wars are fought. Defense planners are interested in further studies that may improve soldiers’ endurance and psychological performance, and are developing drugs to influence the brain and create “brain-machine” information systems to aid cognition.

In his new book Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Moreno explores the ethical and political implications of these new advances in neuroscience. Join Dr. Moreno, the Center for American Progress, and a distinguished panel of experts in national security, neuroethics, and civil liberties as they discuss the emerging intersection of neuroscience and national defense.

Featured Panelists:
Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D., Author, Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; David and Lyn Silfen University Professor and Professor of Medical Ethics and the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Jennifer Bard, Professor of Law and Director of the Health Law Program, Texas Tech University
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Moderated By:
P.J. Crowley, Senior Fellow and Director of National Defense and Homeland Security, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

Lunch will be served at noon.