Science and Technology Events

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Book Launch: Intervention

March 06, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Are we are driving the products of biotechnology into the market so quickly that we've become blind to their real risks? Yes, according to a timely new book by New York Times columnist Denise Caruso entitled, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet. Joel Garreau, staff writer at The Washington Post interviewed the author about the book at the event at the Wilson Center on March 6, 2007.
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High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
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Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
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Media Coverage of Climate Science: Broader Lessons for Science Journalism?

July 25, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since 2003, a group of eminent scientists and media leaders have participated in a series of workshops to better understand the dictates of their respective professions and improve coverage of climate science. Participants discuss the issues reaised at the workshops about the roles of the media and the science community in relaying information to the public.
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part Two)

May 19, 2006 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

Commemoration of the Chernobyl Disaster: The Human Experience Twenty Years Later

April 26, 2006 // 8:30am7:30pm
Kennan Institute
Although many people know the basic story of Chernobyl, for U.S. audiences the details and the human experience of Chernobyl have faded. The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with the University of Alberta and the Harriman Institute, will commemorate the disaster on its twentieth anniversary in an attempt to help to bring the personal side of the story back into the spotlight.

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.

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