Science and Technology Innovation Program

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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.

Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Geoengineering invloves large-scale and deliberate techniques or interventions used in combination with civil engineering to affect the earth's climate, oceans, soils, and living systems, specifically to counteract global warming. This 2011 report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program reviews the challenges of geoengineering governance and argues for giving much greater attention to upstream governance strategies. Ten concerns about geoengineering are outlined including the potential for unintended consequences, the potential for ineffectiveness, the risk of sudden catastrophic warning and equity issues, among others.

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.

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

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

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