Science and Technology Innovation Program



Book Launch: Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

October 06, 2010 // 10:30am12:00pm
As geoengineering becomes a more politically and technologically appealing approach to addressing climate change, it is critical to heed the lessons of history and understand the limits of our control over nature, says James Fleming of Colby College at the launch of his new book.

Synthetic Biology: What Does the Public Think?

September 09, 2010 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Abigail Davenport, Senior Vice President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates; David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program

CrisisCommons Roundtable

July 15, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
This is a facilitation--no speaker list.

CrisisCommons Roundtable

July 15, 2010 // 8:00am10:30pm
This event is a facilitation--no speaker list.

Synbio in Society: Toward New Forms of Collaboration?

May 12, 2010 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Jane Calvert, Ph.D., Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's ESRC Innogen Centre, Member of the Synthetic Aesthetics Project; Mark Bedau, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Reed College; Editor-in-Chief, Artificial Life; Scientific Director, Initiative for Science, Society, and Policy; Lino Paula, Ph.D., Policy Officer at the Governance and Ethics Unit of DG Research, European Commission; David Rejeski, Moderator, Director, Synthetic Biology Project

Reinventing Technology Assessment

April 28, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Richard Sclove, Founder & Senior Fellow, The Loka Institute; Paul Stern, National Academy of Sciences, David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program


March 11, 2010 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Jason Bobe, Director of Community, Personal Genome Project, Harvard Medical School; Edward You, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Countermeasures Unit, Bioterrorism Team; David Rejeski, Director, Synthetic Biology Project

Perverse Incentives: The Untold Story of Federal Subsidies to Fossil Fuels

September 18, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Jay Pendergrass, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, Lisa Goldman, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, David Rejeski, Director, Foresight & Governance Project

Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children's Learning and Health

June 23, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Gary Knell, CEO, Sesame Workshop, Debra Lieberman, Ph.D., Director, Health Games Research, David Abrams, Executive Director, Schroeder Institute at the American Legacy Foundation, Susan Zelman, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Alan Gershenfeld, Founder and President, E Line Ventures, Scot Osterweil, Creative Director, MIT Education Arcade, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Chair, Congressional Entertainment Caucus, Congressman George Miller, Chairman, House Committee, Education and Labor (invited), Sen. Sam Brownback, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Science, Technology, and Transportation (invited)

Book Launch: Intervention

March 06, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Are we are driving the products of biotechnology into the market so quickly that we've become blind to their real risks? Yes, according to a timely new book by New York Times columnist Denise Caruso entitled, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet. Joel Garreau, staff writer at The Washington Post interviewed the author about the book at the event at the Wilson Center on March 6, 2007.


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