Michael Logan Presents at SMA Conference
Doctoral Student Michael Logan Presents at SMA Conference
SCCJ doctoral student Michael Logan presented his research at the 2018 Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Conference held in Washington, D.C. SMA is a multidisciplinary community of academics and practitioners that study and assess challenging problems associated with the Department of Defense. The theme of this year’s conference was “A Utopian or Dystopian Future, or Merely Muddling Through.” At the conference, Logan presented research that he has been jointly working on with UNO professors Gina Ligon, Ph.D. and Doug Derrick, Ph.D. titled: Violent Ideological Leadership: The 4P Theory of Leadership Relationship to Lethality and Malevolent Innovation. While at the conference Logan also attended several panel discussions, including one which featured General Joseph L. Votel, a four-star general in the United States Army and commander of United States Central Command.
Following the conference, Logan, along with Ligon, UNO Assistant Professor Magie Hall, Ph.D. and SCCJ master’s student Clara Braun met with congressional staff from the offices of Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer, Ben Sasse, Don Bacon, and Jeff Fortenberry. They were accompanied by Jacob A. Dowd, the federal relations coordinator for the University of Nebraska, during each meeting. These meeting gave the researchers an opportunity to highlight their ongoing research related to national security and emerging threats.
Article published June 2018