Science and Technology Events

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
Webcast

Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
Webcast

Media Coverage of Climate Science: Broader Lessons for Science Journalism?

July 25, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since 2003, a group of eminent scientists and media leaders have participated in a series of workshops to better understand the dictates of their respective professions and improve coverage of climate science. Participants discuss the issues reaised at the workshops about the roles of the media and the science community in relaying information to the public.

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