Center for American Progress

: Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
Past Event

Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

The first book of its kind, Mind Wars covers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre history of cutting-edge technology and neuroscience developed for military applications. As the author, Jonathan Moreno, discusses the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the role of the intelligence community and countless university science departments in preparing the military and intelligence services for the 21st century, he also charts the future of national security.


Fully updated and revised, this edition features new material on deep-brain stimulation, neuro hormones, and enhanced interrogation. With in-depth discussions of "psyops" mind control experiments, drugs that erase both fear and the need to sleep, microchip brain implants and advanced prosthetics, and supersoldiers and robot armies, Mind Wars may read like science fiction or the latest conspiracy thriller, but its subjects are very real and are changing the course of modern warfare.

Copies of Mind Wars will be available for purchase at the event.

Featured author:
Jonathan Moreno, author, Mind Wars; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Moderated by:
PJ Crowley, former State Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs