Science and Technology Events

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Getting by With a Little Help from Our Friends: Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans

June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
USAID’s Development Credit Authority utilizes risk-sharing tools to encourage private financial institutions to increase financing for creditworthy but underserved borrowers. Geovisualization of these loans will allow donors, host governments, and the public to see where USAID has helped enhance the capacity of the private sector to make loans to new businesses and could act as a gauge for trends or signal areas for synergy.
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The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

June 28, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.
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United States-China Comparative Government Organization and Operation in Science & Technology Innovation

June 19, 2012 // 9:00am5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and The Counsellors’ Office of the State Council (COSC), People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with The Program on America and the Global Economy Present a Symposium on United States-China Comparative Government Organization and Operation in Science & Technology Innovation. Featuring Leaders from the Counsellors’ Office, PRC State Council and Prominent U. S. Academic and Public Sector Experts
Senator Udall with Constituents

Senator Mark Udall Hosts Constituent Discussion on Budget Hero

June 06, 2012 // 1:15pm2:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Nearly 100 Coloradoans convened on Capitol Hill in June for the three-day Colorado Capitol Conference with Senator Mark Udall. Participants ranged in age from college students to retirees, all coming to learn more about how policy is made in Washington. This June 6 session featured the Wilson Center’s Budget Hero game, which every participant had played in advance and arrived ready to discuss their results.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Perspectives

June 05, 2012 // 10:00amJune 07, 2012 // 4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
The Africa Program and Leadership Project welcomed 9 distinguished African scholars for a conference series titled, "Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Voices."

New Directions in Brazil's Innovation System: Lessons for the Global Economy?

May 16, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Wednesday, May 16th, the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with Public Policy Scholar Dr. Ted Hewitt to discuss innovation in Brazil.

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Iraqi women leaders shared their experiences as engineers and scientists, working and teaching in Iraq, with stabilizing, rebuilding, and providing for the long-term development of their country.

"Angry Townspeople," the Internet, and the Market of Ideas: Vectors of Change in the Russian Public Sphere

April 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The recent rise of public activity in Russia was facilitated by a quick growth of the number of users of Internet that has changed the configuration of the public sphere. How it affects the offer at the market of political ideas? What are the perspectives of political dialog? Is it possible to talk about the new quality of the practices of public communication? Olga Malinova, Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, will argue that comparative analysis of electoral campaigns of 2011 and 2012 provides some evidence for answering these questions.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Dr. Sophia B. Liu will discuss the opportunities and challenges with integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and what has happened since this catastrophe, which was the tipping point for crowdsourcing and social media use in the crisis domain. Specifically, Dr. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of "socially distributed curation" and its application to information management in the emergency domain.

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