Science and Technology Innovation Program


Director, Cisco Systems; Board Member, Urban Age Institute.
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Acting-Head, BWC Implementation Support Unit, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Writer, BBC Future
Sharon Weinberger is a national security reporter focusing on science and technology issues.She currently writes the Code Red column for BBC Future, and is a contributor to's national security blog, Danger Room. She is the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books, 2006) and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation:...
Vice President Northrop Grumman Technical Services
Dr. Younger's work at Los Alamos involves doing, (through computer modeling) social simulations of simple societies with the aim of understanding the onset of mass violence. Until recently, he was Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, located at Fort Belvoir. Prior to that time, he was Senior Associate Director for for National Security at Los Alamos--responsible for assuring the sa...

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Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

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