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Connect with the Kennan Institute on Facebook

Sep 11, 2012
The Kennan Institute and its offices in Moscow and Kyiv are on Facebook! Like our pages to get exclusive updates on our scholars, alumni, and activities around the world.

Facebook Sheikhs and Tweeting Islam

Sep 11, 2012
Three years after Facebook launched an Arabic interface, charismatic Muslim sheikhs are gaining a new generation of followers by tapping into interactive media. Since 2009, hundreds of 21st century preachers have created digital forums that allow distant audiences to communicate with them—and with each other. Tweets and Facebook updates keep the faithful engaged with Islamic content even if they miss their favorite sheikh’s television program.

My Bright Idea: Jane Harman on Using Games to Fix Government

Aug 23, 2012
Jane Harman writes about the potential of serious games – like the Wilson Center’s own Budget Hero – to engage citizens in public policy and even fix our broken Congress in Bloomberg's "My Bright Idea" column.

Can Gaming Address Serious Issues?

Jul 27, 2012
Games are a great way to explore policy options because they allow the player to see both intended and unintended consequences of decisions, said Diane Tucker who directs the Center’s Serious Games Initiative. Tucker described important updates coming this fall with the Election Edition of the serious game Budget Hero.

Senators score high marks on Brazil report

Jun 29, 2012
Released with little fanfare last month, the report has largely escaped media attention. This is a pity. To date, Canada has produced no more insightful and salient strategic document on future prospects with Brazil than this.

“Budget Hero” Added to BrainPOP’s Free Resource for Top Educational Games

Jun 28, 2012
“Budget Hero,” the computer game, designed to help people of all ages understand the Federal budget and the underlying issues that shape it, is now offered on the free resource GameUp™, BrainPOP’s collection of cross-curricular game titles from leading publishers.

In Search of a Budget Hero

Jun 20, 2012
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.

State, Federal Support for Research

May 07, 2012
Scientific Director and former President of FAPESP, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, discusses R&D investment in Brazil

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

Apr 11, 2012
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.

NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

Nov 03, 2011
NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years" with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

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