December 04, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On December 4th, the Brazil Institute and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council will host a delegation of Brazilian congressman to discuss Brazil-U.S. relations.
November 22, 2013 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm
Communicating complex scientific concepts to general audiences is difficult given today’s information overload. Capturing the attention of time-pressed policymakers long enough to explain multifaceted issues like climate change and global health is an even greater challenge.
December 05, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The United States has been an innovation leader since the end of World War II as it took to heart Vannevar Bush’s 1945 report Science: The Endless Frontier. As the world entered the 2000s, more and more countries have focused on improving and building their own innovation systems. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, recognizing this trend, asked the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute to survey the innovation systems of Brazil, South Korea, and Russia and provide insights on current and future innovation trends. The talk will explore the complex set of factors that are brought to bear on countries’ industrial and innovation policies, and highlight the role of governance and culture underlying both successes and failures in innovation policies.
November 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Why do nuclear weapons matter? Italy's military nuclear policy throughout the Cold War was an attempt to achieve a position of parity with the major European powers. The Non-Proliferation Treaty, however, challenged this basic goal, and both the signature and the ratification of the treaty became two of the most controversial choices that postwar Italy had to face.
December 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
This discussion will bring together a distinguished group of panelists who will provide insight as to the role of emerging powers in peacebuilding and development efforts in Africa.
November 18, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The proliferation of new written constitutions after 1787 presented British governments with both opportunities and challenges. By way of its empire and international heft – and increasingly in order to compete with the US – the UK came to draft and influence more constitutions in more parts of the world than any other power.