2006 Neuroethics and Homeland Security

This daylong workshop brought together leading thinkers from neuroscience, ethics, law, policy and intelligence to discuss ethical applications of neuroscience tools (brain imaging, non-invasive brain stimulation) and the war on terror.

Convened by:
Turhan Canli (EPIIC’86)
Graduate Program in Genetics and Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University; Co-Founder and Executive Board Member of the Neuroethics Society

Workshop Program:
Neuroethics: Why Now and What Significance Does it Have?
Guven Guzeldere, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Department, Duke University

Potential Applications of Neuroscience in Homeland Security: A Perspective from R&D Don DuRousseau, CEO, Human Bionics, an early-stage neurotechnology company

Should Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Be Used to Make the World a Safer Place?
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation

Neuroscience and Lie Detection: Science, Ethics, and Law
Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor, Stanford University

Private Dispositions vs the Power of the Situation: Can Neuroscience Predict Heroes and Villains?
Turhan Canli

What Makes “Special Forces” Special?
Charles Morgan, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Research Affiliate, History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

National Security and Moral Cognition: Issues in Neuroethics and Defense Policy
William Casebeer, Major, USAF, Chief of Eurasian Intelligence Analysis, NATO Military Headquarters

Opportunities and Challenges for Behavioral Neuroscience in Counter-Terrorism Science Policy Susan Brandon, Behavioral & Social Science Principal, Mitre, a nonprofit corporation providing systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the government

A Washington Perspective on Neuroscience Applications in Homeland Security
P.J. Crowley, Senior Fellow and Director of National Defense and Homeland Security, Center for American Progress