Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century


Jonathan Moreno, PhD

The first book of its kind, "Mind Wars" covers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre history of cutting edge technology and neuroscience developed for military applications. As Professor Moreno discusses the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the role of the intelligence community and countless university science departments in preparing the military and intelligence services for the twenty-first century, he also charts the future of national security.

Dr. Jonathan Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008-2009 he served as a member of President Barack Obama's transition team. He has served as an advisor to many governmental and non-governmental organizations including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The American Journal of Bioethics has named him, "the most interesting bioethicist of our time."