Science and Technology Events

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Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.

Climate Change, Clean Energy Technologies, and Energy Security

April 30, 2009 // 3:15pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Long term sustainability must be built into government, NGO, and private sector plans, experts say.
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The Future of Science and Environmental Journalism

February 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address the decline of traditional news media, yet express guarded optimism about the growth of "niche" science publications based primarily online.
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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.
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Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.
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Japan's Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What's the Solution?

April 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Four experts speak to the multidimensional nature of Japan's declining population.
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Seventh Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 08, 2007 // 7:15am11:00am
Canada Institute
Panelists addressed the challenge of how to negotiate a shift toward the adoption and implementation of greener technologies without sacrificing economic growth and how to achieve this balance between environmental and economic goals through technological innovation at the 7th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues.
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Book Launch: Intervention

March 06, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Are we are driving the products of biotechnology into the market so quickly that we've become blind to their real risks? Yes, according to a timely new book by New York Times columnist Denise Caruso entitled, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet. Joel Garreau, staff writer at The Washington Post interviewed the author about the book at the event at the Wilson Center on March 6, 2007.
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High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.

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