PSW#2315: DARPA - Creating & Preventing Strategic Surprise

Invitation to the 2315th Meeting of the Society

DARPA - Creating & Preventing Strategic Surprise

Arati Prabhakar

Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA") is the primary "innovation engine" of the Department of Defense. It undertakes, supports and directs high-risk, high return projects with potential for game changing impacts. DARPA supports both basic and applied research, advancing knowledge and developing solutions to practical problems, with the aim of both creating strategic surprise for adversaries and preventing strategic surprise to the US to protect our national security.

The Director's lecture will relate to DARPA and its activities. The specific subject will be announced at the lecture.

Speaker Biography


The lecture will be presented in the Powell Auditorium. The John Wesley Powell Auditorium is adjacent to the Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008. Entrance is through the club gate, the first right-hand entrance on Florida Avenue north of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue NW. The auditorium entrance is to the left of the gate.

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