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The Future of American Citizen Engagement

Dec 09, 2004
In this roundtable discussion, officials from the government, NGOs, and the private sector will join Meetup.com CEO Scott Heifferman and Senior Political Advisor Don Means to discuss possible applications of its popular Internet-based, community-building tool for public policy. This event is open to the public.

Intern Foresight

Jan 22, 2004

Taking Games Seriously

Jan 10, 2004
The Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project recently convened game developers and policymakers to explore the application of computer games to challenges facing our public sector. The first "Serious Games Day" featured computer games that address issues such as government recruitment, first responder training, and budgeting.

Mapping the Human Genome: Risks and Benefits

Jan 05, 2004
David Rejeski, director of the Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project, lauds the benefits but warns of the ethical and moral implications of the sequencing of the human genome.

Woodrow Wilson Center and IBM Explore the Future of Computing

Oct 24, 2003
Managing just one computer can tax the average person's technical capabilities. How do we thrive in a world where we might be connected to thousands of computational devices, which are connected to each other? This seminar and discussion explored the emerging world of autonomic computing. The video of the meeting is available here.

The Internet: Environmental Savior or Bane?

Sep 17, 2003
Will information technology provide new solutions to our environmental dilemmas? A new collection of research studies, edited by the Wilson Center's Foresight and Governance Project Director David Rejeski, examines the environmental impact of the Internet economy.

Center Explores Nanotechnology and Energy

Jun 05, 2003
The application of nano-scale technologies is beginning to dramatically impact both how we produce and conserve energy. How far can these technologies take us on the road towards energy independence? In this seminar, a panel of industry experts explored a wide range of technologies, ranging from photovoltaics to lighting and clean coal technology.

Enhancing National Security and Civil Liberties in the Information Age

May 22, 2003
Can technology help us preserve our freedoms while reducing the threat of terrorist attacks? 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 today's information age where the pressure is high for rapid data gathering and analysis.

Wilson Center and IBM Explore the Future of Computing

May 02, 2003
Just how prepared are we for a world where computing moves "off our desk" into the wider environment around us? This seminar and discussion explored a world where computing is embedded, nomadic, and largely invisible. Video of the seminar is available here.

The Emerging World of Nanotechnology

Mar 11, 2003
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)

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