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Jan. 5, 2023

New Minerva-funded Publication, "Assessing impacts to maritime shipping from marine chokepoint closures"

"New GIS-enabled analysis by a Minerva-funded researcher from Duke University maps what the far-reaching impacts to international trade and shipping could be if any of the world’s 11 busiest marine chokepoints, or shipping straits, are closed due to politics, piracy, vessel accidents, or other causes."

Dec. 14, 2022

Findings from a Minerva Research Initiative funded project on Near Crisis Escalation helped NATO leaders approve a new Strategic Concept that updated the alliance’s core tasks

Dr. Scott Silverstone (USMA West Point) and Dr. Steven Lobell (PI, University of Utah) presented to NATO officials the findings from the Minerva Research Initiative and Office of Naval Research funded project on Near Crisis Escalation.

Nov. 8, 2022

New Minerva-funded Publication, "Trust in Online Search Results During Uncertain Times"

"Drawing from the layer model of trust, this study examines what factors influence the perceived quality of search results. Participants (N = 256) conducted searches about current events and evaluated the quality of the results they received along with their trust in technology and attitudes toward the search topic."

Sept. 20, 2022

Register Now for the 2022 Minerva Virtual Series

We are looking forward to hosting the 2022 Minerva Virtual Series that will be held over four days in October.

Sept. 15, 2022

Department of Defense Announces Awards for the 2022-2023 Cohort of the Minerva-United States Institute of Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows

The DoD announced the selection of the 2022-2023 cohort of the Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fellows.

Sept. 8, 2022

Minerva's FY22 FOA is Now Open

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative,  a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. OSD is particularly interested in projects that align with and support

Aug. 31, 2022

New Minerva-funded Publication, "Escalation Management in Gray Zone Crises: The Proxy Factor"

"This study addresses the dynamics of how states employ proxies to achieve their strategic goals in the so-called gray zone between normal competition and armed conflict. The basic question is whether the use of proxies by the challenger in a crisis decreases the probability that the defender state will respond with violence."

Aug. 30, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Minerva Virtual Series

We are looking forward to hosting our 2022 Minerva Virtual Series that will be held over four days in October. These sessions will facilitate an environment for Minerva grant awardees and other interested social science researchers to join in a policy-oriented conversation with defense policy makers and military operations personnel.

Aug. 5, 2022

New Minerva-funded Article, "Public Use and Public Funding of Science" published in Nature Human Behaviour

"Knowledge of how science is consumed in public domains is essential for understanding the role of science in human society. Here we examine public use and public funding of science by linking tens of millions of scientific publications from all scientific fields to their upstream funding support and downstream public uses across three public domains—government documents, news media and marketplace invention."

Aug. 1, 2022

New Minerva-funded Publication, "Tipping Points: Challenges in Analyzing International Crisis Escalation"

Why do some near crises tip over into full-blown crisis and others do not? This paper considers existing scholarship and identifies four key barriers to using quantitative analysis for tipping-point analyses.

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New Minerva-funded Publication, "Assessing impacts to maritime shipping from marine chokepoint closures"
By Lincoln Pratson | Jan. 5, 2023
"New GIS-enabled analysis by a Minerva-funded researcher from Duke University maps what the far-reaching impacts to international trade and shipping could be if any of the world’s 11 busiest marine chokepoints, or shipping straits, are closed due to politics, piracy, vessel accidents, or other causes."
Findings from a Minerva Research Initiative funded project on Near Crisis Escalation helped NATO leaders approve a new Strategic Concept that updated the alliance’s core tasks
By Toni DeVille | Dec. 14, 2022
Dr. Scott Silverstone (USMA West Point) and Dr. Steven Lobell (PI, University of Utah) presented to NATO officials the findings from the Minerva Research Initiative and Office of Naval Research funded project on Near Crisis Escalation.

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