About the Project

About the Project

The War 2.0 project was directed by Sharon Weinberger and focuses on the role of network science and computational social science in national security. It was first published in January 2012.

The project was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Project academic advisers from the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative included co-directors Timothy J. McNulty and Ellen Shearer, and Josh Meyer, director of education and outreach. Web and social media production was provided by Tanveer Ali and Scott B. Anderson.

About the Author

Sharon Weinberger is a 2011 Carnegie National Security Fellow at the Medill School of Journalism. She was previously an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She is the co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry (Bloomsbury, 2008) and the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon’s Scientific Underworld (Nations Books, 2006). Her writing on military science and technology has appeared in Nature, Discover, Slate, Wired, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Financial Times.

She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and holds an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.

About the Web and Social Media Producer

Tanveer Ali is a multimedia journalist with experience in reporting and web design. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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