Cultural Studies

Cultural and sociological analysis – research into the ideology, political, and economic nature of a culture to better understand its people and government for national security purposes.

Recent Inquiries

Challenges of Deploying From a Contested Homeland

What are the challenges of deploying from a contested homeland, and how can the United States address those issues from a "whole-of-nation" resiliency approach?

Iran’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Munitions

Could you provide information or resources on Iran's use/employment of CBRN munitions?

Personnel Recovery Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Can you locate SMEs in personnel recovery and search and rescue to support discussions and research?


Servicemembers fight a fire under supervision

Sparking Innovation to Fight Fire Around the World

May is a month to honor and celebrate our brave first responders, starting with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony, National Police Week last week, and finally the 50th anniversary of National Emergency Medical Services…

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo's Preventative Medicine and Veterinary teams meet with Honduran mayors

DHS Releases First-Ever Indigenous Languages Plan to Strengthen Language Access

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of its first-ever Indigenous Languages Plan, furthering the Department’s commitment to language access in our service to millions of people every day. The…

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DoD Releases Strategy to Build Resilient, Healthy Environments for Service Members and Families

The DoD Strategy for Resilient and Healthy Defense Communities sets forth the Department’s commitment to fulfilling what defense leaders say is a national security imperative and moral obligation to provide the total force with healthy,…


Managing Public Health During a Migration Crisis

In February 2024, the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) led a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) in support of military physicians in a residency program.  During this program, students obtained their master’s in public…

Podcast: The Effects of Multilingualism and Socio-culturalism on the Brain

Part 1 This discussion will address the comparative similarities and differences of the multilingual brain with the socio-cultural brain. While the multilingual brain functions unconsciously to create new meanings, new sensitivities, and new cross-cultural information…

The Changing Nature of Alliances: Rising Powers’ Perspectives

Projections regarding the future of the global order have traditionally relied on two assumptions: 1) rising powers are gradually “rising from within” the existing global governance infrastructure; and, 2) U.S.-led institutions are robust. To effectively…


A police officer briefs a classroom filled with a mixture of military and civilian personnel.

Public Health in a Migrant Crisis Tabletop Exercise

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON, COLLABORATIVE EVENT.   In 2022, there were over 100 million displaced persons globally, a number that only continues to grow. Because one region’s instability bleeds into its surrounding areas, it is all…

International Public Safety Association Annual Conference

The 2023 International Public Safety Association Annual Conference will bring together public safety officials – law enforcement, fire, EMS, telecommunications, emergency management and allied emergency responders from around the United States and internationally. Some sessions…

HIMSS Global Health Conference

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is an influential health information technology event where 40,000+ professionals throughout the global health ecosystem meet to build relationships during networking events, learn from experts in hot-topic education…