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Decoding the Disinformation Problem

While the current conversation about information operations – including disinformation – is largely focused on the 2016 and upcoming 2020 US federal elections, this challenge is an age-old issue.

Breaking Glass Ceilings in Chicago

“For some reason women and girls think that they’re not good at math and science or they don’t have an aptitude for it. I find it to be strange. There is no reason physically or emotionally for that,” said Smita Shah, Wilson Center Cabinet Member and Founder and CEO of SPAAN Tech, Inc. -- an engineering company based in Chicago. She spoke at a recent event hosted by the Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Newbury of the Wilson Center on July 16, 2019.

America’s Highly Skilled Workforce, the Talent Pipeline, and H-1B Visas

Shortages of highly skilled professionals are one of the most significant challenges for industries across the United States. Many observers believe that government and industry-led training initiatives, access to high-skilled foreign nationals, and robust STEM education programs can and should be part of the solution.

Defense One Tech Summit 2019: The Role of Technology in Great State Competition

Today's national security leaders, industry and allies face a growing power competition between the United States, China and Russia where breakthrough technology will be more critical than ever. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy. 

Defense One Tech Summit 2019

As power dynamics between the United States, China and Russia grow increasingly competitive, breakthrough technology becomes critical. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia came together at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies, their impact on national security tactics and strategy, and the capabilities and possibilities for tomorrow. 

Drifting in Sea Ice Across the Arctic Ocean

In this article written for the May 2019 volume of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Lawson Brigham describes two upcoming studies in ice drift in the Arctic Ocean, which showcase the increasing importance of monitoring the Arctic Ocean. Brigham also describes the MOSAIC project, and how such studies provide Russia with an autonomous of continuous presence in the central Arctic Ocean.

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