Proceedings from a conference with leading experts examining the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry.
The Wilson Center and the Council of American Ambassadors co-convened a conference in April to explore the changing and growing role of ambassadors to advance America's economic interests abroad.
The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.
On June 28-29, 2010, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted the 20th Anniversary Summit of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. The fellows offer a unique perspective on U.S. schools and educational policy making; they have been chosen by the Department of Energy to spend a fellowship year, or two, in congressional or executive offices based on their excellence in teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in K-12 schools. This report highlights the outcomes of the summit and focuses on key issues in STEM education.
Amy Wilkinson spoke at the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC, about how states can foster entrepreneurship by creating the right conditions to attract and grow small businesses.
By 2030, India is projected to be the world's third largest energy consumer. This Special Report examines India's energy needs and search for energy resources. Specifically, the publication focuses on India's indigenous resources, its strategies for obtaining energy overseas, ramifications for foreign policy and national security, and implications for the U.S.-India relationship. Edited by Michael Kugelman.
The Wilson Center hosted on December 9, 2002 a major conference reflecting on the first decade of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume Two of the conference report features remarks by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, former President Carlos Salinas of Mexico, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada.
The Wilson Center's new STAGE Program (Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy) will assess the impact of science and technology on the economies and politics of key countries around the world. New technologies are already posing significant policy and ethical questions and STAGE will help clarify the choices that the United States and other countries will have to make.