Science and Technology Innovation Program

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The Future of Leadership

April 22, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Herb Rubenstein, founder and president of Growth Strategies, Inc., a strategy, management, leadership, and innovation consulting firm, has thought, written, lectured extensively and developed a unique perspective on leadership that he supports with many examples of successful leaders. In this presentation, Herb will explore how we can encourage the emergence of more leaders of leaders in the future through improved technology, more ethical decision making frameworks, and other tools.

The Black Swan: The 21st Century Challenge for Public Policy

February 09, 2005 // 12:30pm2:30pm
What you think you know may not matter. What you don't know certainly will. And why you are unlikely to know what matters in time. A discussion with with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ph.D.

The Future of American Citizen Engagement

December 13, 2004 // 7:00amDecember 14, 2004 // 2:00pm

Serious Games Day

December 08, 2003 // 11:00pm
A day devoted to exploring the application of computer and video games to public sector challenges and leadership

LIVE WEBCAST: Autonomic Computing

October 28, 2003 // 7:30amDecember 31, 1969 // 2:00pm
Managing just one computer can tax the average person’s technical capabilities. How do we thrive in a world where we might be connected to thousands of computational devices? This seminar and discussion will explore the emerging world of autonomic computing -- the second event in a series on The Future of Computing. This event will be webcast.

Changing the Landscape of U.S. Energy: Nano and Micro Technologies

June 10, 2003 // 12:00pm5:00pm
with Professor Richard Smalley, Nobel Laureate, Gene and Norman Hackerman, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Rice University Robert Walker, former Chairman, House Science CommitteeDennis Wilson, Nanotechnologies, Inc. (energy materials)Harry Efstathiadis, Albany Nanotech Energy Program - E2TACPaul Wormser, COO, Konarka (solar)Martin Roscheisen, CEO, NanoSolar (solar)Joel Serface, Eastman VenturesMark Modzelewski, NanoBusiness AllianceJerry Simmons,Sandia Labs (solid-state lighting) Theo Lee, CEO, HTI - (clean coal company)Craig Nelson, Chief Technology Officer, Solicore, (a venture backed battery company)Kristin Bennett, DOE Office of Science, Program Manager for the Nanoscience Centers

Enhancing National Security and Civil Liberties in the Information Age

May 22, 2003 // 12:00am
The Center’s Foresight and Governance Project recently convened a group of experts to discuss ways to improve both civil liberties and national security in the information age, especially in light of increased efforts for more efficient data gathering and analysis post 9/11.

Pervasive Computing

May 02, 2003 // 12:00pm4:00pm
with speakers Rod Adkins, General Manager, Pervasive Computing Division, IBM; Victor Zue, Director, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science; David Brin, Author of The Transparent Society

Open Networks, Closed Regimes

April 10, 2003 // 1:30pm3:00pm
with Shanthi Kalathil, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy

March 11, 2003 // 11:45am4:00pm
The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)

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