Science and Technology Events

New Directions in Brazil's Innovation System: Lessons for the Global Economy?

May 16, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Wednesday, May 16th, the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with Public Policy Scholar Dr. Ted Hewitt to discuss innovation in Brazil.

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Iraqi women leaders shared their experiences as engineers and scientists, working and teaching in Iraq, with stabilizing, rebuilding, and providing for the long-term development of their country.

"Angry Townspeople," the Internet, and the Market of Ideas: Vectors of Change in the Russian Public Sphere

April 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The recent rise of public activity in Russia was facilitated by a quick growth of the number of users of Internet that has changed the configuration of the public sphere. How it affects the offer at the market of political ideas? What are the perspectives of political dialog? Is it possible to talk about the new quality of the practices of public communication? Olga Malinova, Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, will argue that comparative analysis of electoral campaigns of 2011 and 2012 provides some evidence for answering these questions.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Dr. Sophia B. Liu will discuss the opportunities and challenges with integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and what has happened since this catastrophe, which was the tipping point for crowdsourcing and social media use in the crisis domain. Specifically, Dr. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of "socially distributed curation" and its application to information management in the emergency domain.
Webcast
Podcast

Report Launch: Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
This report by Institute for Defense Analyses and done at the request of the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future.
Risk and Regulation of Offshore Drilling
Webcast
Podcast

The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling

March 07, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Please join the Canada Institute for the U.S. launch of its 14th One Issue, Two Voices publication exploring the topic of offshore drilling risk and regulation in the United States and Canada.
Risk and Regulation of Offshore Drilling

The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling [Calgary]

March 06, 2012 // 7:00am8:45am
Canada Institute
Please join the Canada Institute for the Canadian launch of its 14th One Issue, Two Voices publication exploring the topic of offshore drilling risk and regulation in the United States and Canada. Please note this event is in Calgary.
Webcast

New Technologies: Have We Learned Anything Yet About Risks?

December 15, 2011 // 9:15am10:15am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Remember the IT revolution? How about the Decade of the Brain or genetic engineering? Then there was nanotechnology and now synthetic biology. How well have we managed the risks associated with these advances and has society learned any lessons from the past that could be relevant to understanding the societal implications of new emerging technologies?
Argonne National Laboratory
Webcast

Partnering Scientists and Teachers: Priming the STEM Pipeline

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
The panel will discuss first-hand experience with teacher-scientist partnerships and how they can strengthen K-12 STEM education.

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