Science and Technology Policy

Going Darker? The Challenge of Dark Net Terrorism

When most people think of the Dark Net, they think of crime, fraud, illegal online activities and terrorism. But what really is the Dark Net? Why is it appealing to internet-savvy terrorists? How can we counter this new age of terrorism? Perhaps most crucially, is the Dark Net all Dark?

North American Workforce Development Initiative

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Innovation Happens in Mexico. It Should and Could Happen More.

Based on an in-depth survey of Mexico’s innovation research and semistructured interviews with critical actors of Mexico’s innovation ecosystem, this report explores how to encourage innovation in Mexico. It identifies four types of inhibitors to innovation—government, community, infrastructure, and funding—and explains them in detail, providing data-driven evidence of advances and problems.

The Intersection of Genomics, AI, and Security

Eleonore Pauwels was selected from among a group of twenty-four innovative minds in the field of international science policy to be interviewed by two Silicon Valley investors regarding her expertise on AI and Genomics. The interview constitutes a chapter in the recently published book, What's Your Bio Strategy?: How to Prepare Your Business for the Age of Synthetic Biology.

Internet of Things Device Security and Supply Chain Management

From refrigerators (Brandom, 2016) to buildings, nearly everything in our everyday lives is connected to the Internet (Intel, n.d.). While the Internet of Things (IoT), provides valuable modern conveniences, it also raises new security concerns. Unlike rigorous national and international standards for aviation and automobile safety, or even an established “Good Housekeeping” seal for certain household products (Good Housekeeping, 2014) – there are no conventions dictating or communicating the security of IoT devices.
 

US Launch of Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

Along with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to host the US launch of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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