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Political Perceptions: Budget Cutting, the Videogame

Wall Street Journal Economics reporter and Wilson Center alum David Wessel writes a post about the serious game Budget Hero for the WSJ’s Washington Wire blog, featuring comments from Dave Rejeski and links to the game and the weekly Data Reports.

Consumers Talk Nano

What are the possible risks and benefits of nanotechnology and consumer products? In an effort to reach out to the American public and engage them in an important online conversation about the issue, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is collaborating with Consumers Union – publishers of Consumer Reports magazine and Consumer Reports Online.

Connective Leaders

Jean Lipman-Blumen, Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and author of The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World and Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization, co-written with Harold J. Leavitt. In this interview, Dr. Lipman-Blumen talks about connective leadership, hot groups, and the relationship between innovation and failure in organizations.

Making a Critical Connection: Science Advice and the Next President

Former presidential advisors highlight the need for a swift appointment of the next presidential science and technology advisor.

Foresight and Governance Project Explores "Serious Games"

Working with outside experts, the Foresight and Governance Project hosted a workshop, Game-based Learning Models & Simulations: Expert Blueprints for Project Success, which explored how the management and performance of three sectors – hospitals, high schools, and parks – can be improved using game-based simulation, learning, and training technologies.

Trends in American & European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology

The increase in media coverage of synthetic biology between 2003-2008 is tracked in this 2008 report. The combined survey rests on the findings of individual U.S. and European press coverage analyses, and examines aspects of synthetic biology that may be cause for either potential public acceptance or rejection of the technology. The report concludes with an agenda for future social science research that can inform our understanding of how public perceptions of synthetic biology develop.

PEN 1 - Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

View A new study reveals that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they voice concern over its potential long-term human health and environmental effects and the ability of government and the private sectors to manage such risks.

Leading Scientists Discuss Converging Technologies

Scientists talk about the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science in this collection of exclusive interviews produced by the Science & Technology Innovation Program in conjunction with the National Science Foundation.

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm

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