Science and Technology

One Health in the 21st Century

The One Health in the 21st Century Workshop will serve as a snapshot of government, IGO and NGO innovation as it pertains to the expanding paradigm of One Health.  This snapshot, facilitated by a partnership between the Wilson Center, World Bank, and EcoHealth Alliance, aims to bridge professional silos represented at the workshop to address the current gaps and future solutions in the operationalization and institutionalization of One Health across sectors.  With an initial emphasis on environmental resources as well as federal cooperation, the One Health in the 21st Century Workshop is a

Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science

In citizen science, the public participates in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems in ways that may include formulating research questions, conducting scientific experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, making new discoveries, developing technologies and applications, and solving complex problems. Citizen science participants are empowered to address real-world problems by leveraging science.

Tapping into Tech: How one organization is connecting returned Mexicans and migrants in Mexico to jobs in the tech industry

Between 2009 and 2014, approximately 1 million Mexicans returned to Mexico, through voluntary or involuntary means. For many, this return brings many challenges for integrating back into the Mexican labor force, new communities, and a new way of life. Returnees face cultural shocks, language barriers, discrimination, and employment and education hurdles such as improper documentation and inability to transfer educational credits.

Can the Indo-Pacific Open Doors for Taiwan?

Beijing’s campaign to squeeze Taiwan’s international space has shown no signs of letting down, and has actually been intensifying this year. The pressure has been particularly relentless on the economic front. A slew of Latin American nations have opted to pursue diplomatic relations with the PRC rather than the ROC, ostensibly for economic gain, while multinational corporations have been confronted with Beijing’s pressure to label Taiwan as part of the PRC.

Cooperation in Space Part 2: The View from Canada

In Part 2 of this Wilson Center NOW series on space exploration, we examine Canada’s close cooperation with past, present, and future NASA missions. Our guest, Sylvain Laporte, President of the Canadian Space Agency, discusses the critical role Canadian personnel and technology are playing in NASA’s ambitious goals of returning to the Moon and moving on to Mars. He also describes Canada’s support for and approach to its space program and its role in international cooperation.

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Cooperation in Space Part 1: The View from NASA

The U.S. space program has been a source of national pride and inspiration for decades. From the iconic high of the first lunar landing to the heartbreak of the Challenger disaster, America’s space missions have captured the imaginations of generations and created technological advances that have had impact far beyond space flight. We recently had the opportunity to speak with NASA’s newest director, Jim Bridenstine.

Leveling Up Health: Trends in Games for Health from the Games for Change Festival

"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." -- Sir William Osler, co-founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital, "Father of Modern Medicine"

 

Over the Horizon: A New Era for Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation?

The Trump administration has revived the National Space Council with an ambitious agenda and a commercial focus, and private entrepreneurs are forging a new paradigm. Canada has the opportunity to leverage over half a century of Canadian Space Agency-NASA cooperation to play a larger role in outer space policy in the new era.

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