Science and Technology Events

[POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE] Regional Educational Politics in Russia 20 Years after the Collapse of the USSR

October 23, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
NOTE: This event has been postponed until further notice. || Alexandr Rusakov, Rector, Yaroslavl State University; Igor Kiselev, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Yaroslavl State University, and former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar

FAPESP Week: 2012

October 23, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Forum on the state of scientific research in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and future forms of cooperation
The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy
Webcast

The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy

October 15, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Join Michael Byrne of the Federal Communications Commission and Zachary Bastian of Commons Lab for a panel discussion announcing a whitepaper on the National Broadband Map. Keynote speaker Haley Van Dyck of the Executive Office of the President, Sean Gorman of Esri, Greg Elin of the Federal Communications Commission, and Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter discuss the project as an example of open innovation, crowdsourcing, and government transparency.
Webcast

Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care

October 01, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
As Washington fiddles, the vulnerability of U.S. infrastructure, private and public devices and networks grows. The U.S. has no clear, coordinated and effective policy to mitigate the complex threat. The public has no idea how vulnerable they are, and are left out of the debate.
Webcast

Launch of Budget Hero: Election Edition on Capitol Hill

September 19, 2012 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Budget Hero: Election Edition launched on Capitol Hill with remarks by U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (D-MD), Wilson Center President Jane Harman, and Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Two University of Maryland students demonstrated the game and their results.
Webcast

University of Maryland Students Play New Budget Hero: Election Edition

September 19, 2012 // 11:30am1:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
To launch the Budget Hero Election Edition, which includes President Obama and Governor Romney badges and new policy cards, University of Maryland students of public policy, business, and journalism, played the game's latest version, debating each other.

OFF-SITE CONFERENCE: United Atoms in a Divided World: The Early History of the International Atomic Energy Agency

September 16, 2012 // 7:30pmSeptember 18, 2012 // 3:00pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
The Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project will host an international conference on the history of the IAEA during the cold war years. The conference will cover a wide range of issues, including the creation of the Agency, its role in the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and the Agency's technical programs. Beyond that, the conference seeks to discuss the cultural, societal, and economic context of the IAEA's early history.
Webcast

Webcast Day 2: Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: A Policy Roundtable

September 14, 2012 // 9:30am3:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Watch via live webcast the workshop "Connecting Grassroots to Government through Open Innovation," focusing on the opportunities and challenges of social media, crowdsourcing, crisismapping and open innovation for the full life-cycle of disaster management.
Webcast

Universities, High-skilled Immigration, and Regulatory Reform: Implications for America's Economic Future (Offsite)

July 13, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A panel of experts will discuss key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the regulating of start-up companies, and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.
Webcast

Getting by With a Little Help from Our Friends: Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans

June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
USAID’s Development Credit Authority utilizes risk-sharing tools to encourage private financial institutions to increase financing for creditworthy but underserved borrowers. Geovisualization of these loans will allow donors, host governments, and the public to see where USAID has helped enhance the capacity of the private sector to make loans to new businesses and could act as a gauge for trends or signal areas for synergy.

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