Vincent Briscoe Lecture 2017

Bill delivered the Institute for Security Science and Technology 2017 Vincent Briscoe Lecture at Imperial College London.

Titled Big Data Needs Big Ideas: Engaging social science for effective security science and technology the talk explores the contribution that the social sciences ought to be making to every aspect of security science and technology. The achievements and authority of the latter are truly remarkable. But they form just one element of our human pursuit of purpose and meaning.

Obstructing those we oppose is not the same as articulating what we are for. Addressing risks is a means to an end, not the end in itself. The biggest threat we face may be an emerging cultural disconnect within society. Engaging the human dimension has never been more vital.

You can read the transcript of the lecture, including slides, here.