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Archive: August, 2022

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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Register now for the 2023 Minerva Meeting and Program Review
By Toni DeVille | March 21, 2023
The 2023 Minerva Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Centric in Arlington, VA from May 2-3. At this annual event, Minerva grant awardees will share their latest research findings with Defense policymakers and thought leaders, Military operations personnel, and academic peers.
Department of Defense Awards $2 Million for Social Science Research Under the Defense Education and Civilian University Partnership
By Department of Defense | March 9, 2023
The DoD announced the selection of six DoD and university faculty teams to pursue fundamental social science research through the Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, a program under DoD’s Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva).

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