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 V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Past Talks

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8th
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
Thursday April 27, 2017
Carson L01, 5:00 PM

Ben Miller Dragos

Pandora's Power Grid - What Can State Attacks Do and What Would be the Impact?

Ben Miller
Chief Threat Officer, Dragos, Inc.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Kemeny 007, 4:30 PM
Brendan Nyhan




Factual Echo Chambers? Fact-checking and Fake News in Election 2016.

Professor Brendan Nyhan
Dartmouth College
Thursday May 4, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dickie George


Espionage and Intelligence

Professor Dickie George
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday May 11, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine

Ukrainian Cybersecurity Researchers
Thursday April 6, 2017
Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM

ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Science Innovation and National Security

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:15pm - Dartmouth 105
Susan Coller-Monarez
Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
The White House


Susan Coller-Monarez
Susan Coller-Monarez

Now is a time when the rapid advancements in science and technology portend extraordinary promise to make our lives better, healthier, and more secure.  However, those same scientific and technological advancements also bring with them risks to the well-being of individuals and the population as a whole.  Almost every scientific and technological achievement today is inherently “dual-use” – offering both identifiable benefits and risks.   Policy-makers must somehow find a balance between reducing the risk posed by malicious or inappropriate use of these newfound capabilities while maximizing the potential that they hold.   In this discussion, Dr. Susan Coller Monarez will focus on key areas of science and technology, such as personal health data security and life sciences dual use research of concern.  She will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities for the U.S. government, academia, and the private sector to inform and develop appropriate national security policies for these critical areas. 


Dr. Susan Coller-Monarez is the Assistant Director for National Health Security and International Affairs in OSTP.  Her responsibilities include numerous aspects of biological threat and hazard preparedness to include pandemic influenza, dual use research of concern, emerging biological threats, intentional use of biological agents to cause harm, biosurveillance, personal health data security, and public health response strategy.  

Prior to coming to OSTP, Dr. Coller-Monarez served as the Director for Medical Preparedness Policy, White House National Security Council staff.  Prior to her White House assignments, Dr. Coller-Monarez was the Chief of the Threat Characterization and Attribution Branch within Department of Homeland Security and Biodefense Policy Advisor within the Department of Health and Human Services.   She has extensive expertise in the technical areas of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk assessments, microbial forensics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical drug development, as well as extensive experience in domestic and international biosafety and biosecurity outreach and diplomacy.  She served on numerous advisory panels to include the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Federal Experts Science Advisory Panel, the U.S./United Kingdom Science and Technology Advisory Group, and the European Union’s CBRN strategic planning advisory group.

Dr. Coller-Monarez was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy fellow and a research scientist in microbiology and immunology.  Her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin focused on immunology and neglected tropical diseases and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine combined traditional immunology with next generation technologies in molecular genetics and proteomics.

Last Updated: 4/27/15