Science and Technology Innovation Program

Events

Changing the Landscape of U.S. Energy: Nano and Micro Technologies

June 10, 2003 // 12:00pm5:00pm
with Professor Richard Smalley, Nobel Laureate, Gene and Norman Hackerman, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Rice University Robert Walker, former Chairman, House Science CommitteeDennis Wilson, Nanotechnologies, Inc. (energy materials)Harry Efstathiadis, Albany Nanotech Energy Program - E2TACPaul Wormser, COO, Konarka (solar)Martin Roscheisen, CEO, NanoSolar (solar)Joel Serface, Eastman VenturesMark Modzelewski, NanoBusiness AllianceJerry Simmons,Sandia Labs (solid-state lighting) Theo Lee, CEO, HTI - (clean coal company)Craig Nelson, Chief Technology Officer, Solicore, (a venture backed battery company)Kristin Bennett, DOE Office of Science, Program Manager for the Nanoscience Centers

Enhancing National Security and Civil Liberties in the Information Age

May 22, 2003 // 12:00am
The Center’s Foresight and Governance Project recently convened a group of experts to discuss ways to improve both civil liberties and national security in the information age, especially in light of increased efforts for more efficient data gathering and analysis post 9/11.

Pervasive Computing

May 02, 2003 // 12:00pm4:00pm
with speakers Rod Adkins, General Manager, Pervasive Computing Division, IBM; Victor Zue, Director, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science; David Brin, Author of The Transparent Society

Open Networks, Closed Regimes

April 10, 2003 // 1:30pm3:00pm
with Shanthi Kalathil, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy

March 11, 2003 // 11:45am4:00pm
The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)

Government Foresight: Myth, Dream, or Reality?

November 21, 2002 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Beginning in the summer of 2002, the Foresight and Governance Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center began commissioning papers from leading scholars and practitioners in public administration to explore ways to increase and improve foresight in the public sector. The authors of these papers will be presenting their ideas throughout the coming year and the key recommendations will be summarized in a final report.

Nanotechnology and the Environment

November 19, 2002 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Following on the footsteps of Bill Joy's now famous Wired article (Why the Future Doesn't Need Us), a number of people and organizations have begun to raise serious questions about the potential social and environmental impacts of nanotechnology. A recent piece by the ETC Group (No Small Matter! Nanotech Particles Penetrate Living Cells and Accumulate in Animal Organs) has received significant coverage in the popular press. How much do we know about the environmental impacts of nanotechnonly? Who is looking at these issues and who should be? How do we separate science from pseudoscience and hype? And what can we do to ensure that the public and policy-makers do not become so fearful of nanotechnology's risks that they reject or restrict its promise?

Positive Feedback, Technology Lock-in, and Implications for Policy

November 14, 2002 // 8:00am9:30am
David Kline, Ph.D.National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Who Owns the Genome?

September 24, 2002 // 7:00am8:15pm

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