30 - 31 May, 2018
Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Dr Nicholas Wright

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security
University of Birmingham
Dr Nicholas Wright applies neuroscientific and behavioural insights to decision-making in international confrontations, in ways practically applicable to policy. He focuses on real-world cases such as managing China-U.S. escalation scenarios. He is a non-resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, DC) in addition to his role at Birmingham. Previously Dr Wright was a research fellow in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London and a visiting fellow in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He also worked in internal medicine and then in clinical neurology in Oxford and London. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).


4:25 PM Cognition In The Grey Zone

•    Defining grey zone conflicts
•    Cognitive factors of the grey zone: understanding adversary and populace perceptions and decision-making and the implications for intelligence preparation of the battlespace
•    How can we train commanders to understand influence and behaviour change in the same manner that they understand the role and implications of kinetic effects in the land environment?
•    Measuring influence versus control and the need for empirical findings to gain understanding of cognitive factors in grey zone conflicts



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