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50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

Nov 01, 2011
Three of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation's most prominent contributors talk about the future of Brazil's growing commitment to science and research.

Did You Feel It? Citizens Contribute to Earthquake Science

Oct 25, 2011
Thanks to new technology, people can immediately help seismologists assess the scope and impact of earthquakes by providing valuable firsthand data. The recent east coast quake, centered in Virginia, provided the back drop for our discussion with Colorado-based seismologist, David Wald.

Inside the World of Cyber Warfare—Exclusive Interview

Oct 20, 2011
Misha Glenny on the "cold war of the web" and what we can do to protect ourselves collectively and individually. From criminals engaged in electronic thievery to nation states involved in online espionage, the reasons for more focus on cyber security are on the rise.

Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups

Sep 27, 2011
Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.
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Manufacturing Key to America's Future

Aug 29, 2011
The key to stimulating economic growth and job creation is to encourage and support manufacturing in the U.S., writes Wilson Center economics expert Kent Hughes in The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Game Lets American Public Be Budget Heroes

Jul 19, 2011
Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

Former CWIHP Director Quoted in The Washington Post

Jul 18, 2011
Former CWIHP Director and George Washington University Associate Professor of History and International Affairs James G. Hershberg was quoted in The Washington Post's "The Fact Checker" column.

Synthetic Biology Project Director Discusses DIYBio on Kojo Nnamdi Show

Jul 09, 2011
Far from multimillion dollar labs at universities, an enthusiastic movement of amateur scientists is changing the field of biology.

The Current State of Chinese Innovation

May 20, 2011
Kissinger Institute program assistant Sandy Pho is a guest contributor on the Program on America and the Global Economy's blog, America and the Global Economy. Read the full article here!

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