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Viewing: MS&E 193, section 01

Also listed as GEOLSCI 167, section 01 and GEOLSCI 267, section 01 and MS&E 293, section 01


Term: 1192 - 1192
Instructor: Eikenberry, Ewing, Lin, Olney, Kryvda, Mui, Hirshman, Lisbonne, McMillan

Learning Goals

• Policy decisions are complex: Policy decisions require complex management strategies and a clear definition of risks for both the capability that will be implemented and the broader and downstream implications of deploying a capability.
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• How things work matters: Understanding technology is an important part of making policy decisions that include new technologies. The nuances of many sciences and technologies can drastically change the state of the possible and simultaneously pose risks that may not be well understood without some understanding of the underlying science.
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• Communication across the policy-science/engineering interface is difficult: Clear communications between engineers and scientists and policy makers is essential – but they speak different languages. Technologists must think through the policy implications of their work and effectively explain technology to policy makers. Policy makers must be able to find experts and information, and develop their ability to ask the right questions and make informed decisions.
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• Implementation is never easy: An inherent tension exists between the technology needed by users in the field and the process by which the military procures new technologies and develops new capabilities. Using the newest technology and actually deploying reliable systems can be at odds.
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Course Elements

How useful to you were the in-class discussions?


How useful to you were the guest speakers?


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How useful to you were the problem sets?


How useful to you were the readings?


Additional Questions

How did the use of Guest Lecturers aid in your understanding of course material?


How did the use of Guest lecturers increase you interest in course material?


Each year, we determine which Guest Lecturers to invite back. Please discuss or list which lectures increased your understanding and those that were not as effective.
Secretary William J. Perry (History)
Dr. Megan Palmer (Bioengineering)
Prof. Harold Trinkunas (Terrorism)
Prof. Krasner (Global Security)
Prof. Norman Naimark (Russia)
General John Murray (Russia)
Prof. Siegfried Hecker (North Korea)
Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis (A2/AD)
Prof. Abbas Milani and Colin Kahl (Iran)
Pete Newell, BMNT (Tech Innovation)
Michael Brown, DIUx (Technology Innovation Base)
Dr. Will Roper, USAF (Force Modernization)
General Mike Holmes (Applying Technology)
Chris Lynch, DDS (Defense Innovation)



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