Science and Technology Events

Podcast

Data Journalism: Principles and Pitfalls of Turning Data into Stories

May 02, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
How do newsrooms think about data? What dilemmas do we face when trying to build a compelling map or visualization?
Webcast

Environmental Information: The Roles of Experts and the Public

April 29, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Access to environmental information and its impact on environmental decision making will be explored, with special attention to the role of geographical information and geographical information systems and to citizen science.
Webcast

Report Release: 2013 - 2014 State of the Future

March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System.
Webcast

Book Launch with New York Times-Bestselling Author Robin Cook

February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In this conversation, Robin Cook, bestselling author and master of the medical thriller discusses "Cell," his 33rd and newest book. It is a gripping story that focuses on the potential of the smartphone as a medical tool – and the risks that we face if this new revolution in health technology is mishandled. Robin Cook has a unique ability to see the issues we are all going to be talking about for decades and turn them into a great story.

War Crimes, Youth Activism & Memory in the Balkans

January 27, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes.
Webcast

The Environmental Impact of 3D Printing

December 13, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Interest in 3D printing has increased in recent years as the price of machines has dropped, though questions remain about the impact this technology might have on the environment. Join us at the Wilson Center on Dec. 13 for a discussion examining the growth of additive manufacturing and its potential environmental implications.

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

December 03, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the backbone of worldwide Position, Timing, and Navigation systems, is easily interfered with and active spoofing attacks have been demonstrated. This policy level talk, hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, examines the cyber-security risks and their potential impact on the transportation, financial, and energy sectors.
Webcast

New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.

FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina

November 11, 2013 // 8:00amNovember 13, 2013 // 7:00pm
Brazil Institute
FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by UNC at Charlotte, UNC at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Webcast

Brazil’s Vision on Internet Governance: Managing Sovereignty, Privacy and Technology

October 23, 2013 // 9:35am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
On October 23rd, the Brazil Institute, in partnership with the Canada Institute, hosted a discussion on the implications of Brazil's postponed state visit and the new proposed internet regulatory framework.

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