WMD and Insider Threats: Who Would Do Such a Thing? 

with Dr. Ronald Schouten of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:00-6:30 pm

A reception will follow

1776 Eye Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

Insider threat is a shared problem across a variety of enterprises, including life sciences, nuclear, and cyber. After exploring fundamental concepts related to insider threats, Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., will describe commonly observed characteristics of those threats, as well as differences among them, in various realms. He also will discuss the increasing threats posed by extremism across the political spectrum.

Dr. Schouten is Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He previously participated in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Summer Hard Problems Program (SHARP) on “Biological Warfare Perpetrators: Rationality, Culture, and Likelihood of Discovery” and “Nuclear Attribution in Nuclear Forensics and Intelligence Analysis.”


He has served on panels drafting guidelines on workplace violence for the FBI and the American Society for Industrial Security and serves as the mental health consultant to threat assessment teams of multiple corporations and educational institutions. He is the co-author of Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy.