Frontiers Lecture: William Casebeer, PhD

10/27/2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. 

The lectures are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. Lunch is served at 11:45 AM.


Bill Casebeer is a Research Area Manager in Human Systems and Autonomy for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories, where he leads science and technology development programs to improve human performance and the ability of people and autonomous technology to work together on teams.  Bill served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 2010-14 in the Defense Sciences Office and in the Biological Technologies Office, where he established DARPA’s neuroethics program.  He retired from active duty as a US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and intelligence analyst in August 2011, where he earned multiple Distinguished Meritorious Service medals.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from the US Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts in national security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in philosophy from the University of Arizona and a joint PhD in cognitive science and philosophy from the University of California at San Diego.  Formerly an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Air Force Academy, Casebeer was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government 2005-2006.  He was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an experienced Middle East analyst with multiple deployments to the region.  Bill is author of Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition (MIT Press), co-author of Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors (Lexington Books), and has published on topics from the morality of torture interrogation to the rhetoric of evil in international relations in venues such as Nature Reviews NeuroscienceBiology and Philosophy, and International Studies.  His research interests include the intersections of cognitive science and national security policy, neuroethics, autonomous technology, political violence, philosophy of mind, and human performance.