Social/Policy Innovations That Improve Security

Global conflict and security issues have dimensions that are both technical and social in nature, and approaches that converge policy and technology innovations must be devised to find pathways to greater security. Issues ranging from evolving global terrorism to nuclear deterrence demand a greater contribution from world-class research universities that advance our understanding of security issues, how they may be prevented, and catalyze thinking on technologies best suited to deterrence. The I-GSDI will partner with the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) and other assets to promote new thinking at the nexus of technology and policy to enable the national security community to see over the horizon and beyond the current state-of-the-art and to evaluate the social and policy implications of new technologies.