This meeting will be held at the UNCLASSIFIED level, under Chatham House Rule, and In-Person participation ONLY.

Advance registration is required.

Registration deadline is 1700 EDT Friday, April 12, 2024


The Minerva Research Initiative supports social science research aimed at improving our basic understanding of security, broadly defined. All supported projects are university-based and unclassified, with the intention that all work be shared widely to support thriving stable and safe communities. The goal is to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.

Program & History:

Launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008, the Minerva Research Initiative is a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative that focuses on areas of strategic importance to the U.S. national security policy.

More Minerva Information:

For more information regarding the Minerva Research Initiative, our programs, our research, our grants/fellowships, or to join the the mailing list, please visit the website.