Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Government Foresight: Myth, Dream, or Reality?

November 21, 2002 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Beginning in the summer of 2002, the Foresight and Governance Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center began commissioning papers from leading scholars and practitioners in public administration to explore ways to increase and improve foresight in the public sector. The authors of these papers will be presenting their ideas throughout the coming year and the key recommendations will be summarized in a final report.

Nanotechnology and the Environment

November 19, 2002 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Following on the footsteps of Bill Joy's now famous Wired article (Why the Future Doesn't Need Us), a number of people and organizations have begun to raise serious questions about the potential social and environmental impacts of nanotechnology. A recent piece by the ETC Group (No Small Matter! Nanotech Particles Penetrate Living Cells and Accumulate in Animal Organs) has received significant coverage in the popular press. How much do we know about the environmental impacts of nanotechnonly? Who is looking at these issues and who should be? How do we separate science from pseudoscience and hype? And what can we do to ensure that the public and policy-makers do not become so fearful of nanotechnology's risks that they reject or restrict its promise?

Positive Feedback, Technology Lock-in, and Implications for Policy

November 14, 2002 // 8:00am9:30am
David Kline, Ph.D.National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Who Owns the Genome?

September 24, 2002 // 7:00am8:15pm

Planning Twenty Years Out

January 17, 2002 // 11:00pm

Synthetic Biology Newsletter

The first edition of the Synthetic Biology Newsletter, published in November 2010, reviews the basics of synthetic biology, explains how this new emerging technology intersects with several areas of science and talks about its effect on public perception.

Healthy Democracy

We discuss an Oregon initiative to improve the quantity and quality of civic participation in that state.

In Search of a Budget Hero

With the threat of another partisan standoff over the federal budget looming, Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) hosted a group of constituents to play a round of Budget Hero. The “serious game” is a fantastically effective tool that should be further deployed to the public, says Udall.

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