Science and Technology Events


Perverse Incentives: The Untold Story of Federal Subsidies to Fossil Fuels

September 18, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Jay Pendergrass, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, Lisa Goldman, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, David Rejeski, Director, Foresight & Governance Project

Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children's Learning and Health

June 23, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Gary Knell, CEO, Sesame Workshop, Debra Lieberman, Ph.D., Director, Health Games Research, David Abrams, Executive Director, Schroeder Institute at the American Legacy Foundation, Susan Zelman, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Alan Gershenfeld, Founder and President, E Line Ventures, Scot Osterweil, Creative Director, MIT Education Arcade, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Chair, Congressional Entertainment Caucus, Congressman George Miller, Chairman, House Committee, Education and Labor (invited), Sen. Sam Brownback, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Science, Technology, and Transportation (invited)

Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.

Climate Change, Clean Energy Technologies, and Energy Security

April 30, 2009 // 3:15pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Long term sustainability must be built into government, NGO, and private sector plans, experts say.

The Future of Science and Environmental Journalism

February 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address the decline of traditional news media, yet express guarded optimism about the growth of "niche" science publications based primarily online.

Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.

Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.

Japan's Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What's the Solution?

April 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Four experts speak to the multidimensional nature of Japan's declining population.

Seventh Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 08, 2007 // 7:15am11:00am
Canada Institute
Panelists addressed the challenge of how to negotiate a shift toward the adoption and implementation of greener technologies without sacrificing economic growth and how to achieve this balance between environmental and economic goals through technological innovation at the 7th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues.