Science and Technology

FAPESP Week 2018: New York

In 2018, from November 26 to 28, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, and the City University of New York (CUNY) hosted FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK. The symposium aims at strengthening the links between scientists from Brazil and United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

To see the full program of FAPESP Week 2018, including the speakers' powerpoints and related articles, click here.


The Real Challenges of Artificial Intelligence: Automating Cyber Attacks

Most cyber attacks today do not occur instantaneously with the push of a button. They are resource and time-intensive endeavors (especially the reconnaissance phase), that are orchestrated by humans and unfold at human speeds; the time and resources needed by the adversary are directly proportional to the quality and level of defenses employed on the network.

FAPESP Week 2018 | The City University of New York

From November 26-28, 2018, The Brazil Institute, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and The City University of New York (CUNY) held the 8th Annual FAPESP Week, FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK, at the Graduate Center. The symposium aimed to strengthen the links between researchers from Brazil and the United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

From Curiosity to Discovery: A Conversation with Jane Harman and Dr. France A. Córdova

Wilson Center President, Director & CEO Jane Harman hosted a conversation with National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova about the future of innovation. The discussion showcased NSF’s investments in fundamental research, its contributions to innovation and business and highlighted Dr. Córdova - an astrophysicist, ground breaking female scientist, agency head, and Washington thought leader.

Selected Quotes

Jane Harman

Artificial Intelligence Lab

The Need

Artificial Intelligence issues occupy a growing share of the Congressional agenda; every day, staff advise Members on policy pertaining to the transformative set of technologies collectively known as artificial intelligence. It is critically important that both lawmakers and aides be well-versed in the complex subjects at hand.

What the Lab Offers

One Health in the 21st Century

The One Health in the 21st Century Workshop will serve as a snapshot of government, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organization innovation as it pertains to the expanding paradigm of One Health. One Health is an umbrella term for a paradigm to health care that considers animal, human, and environmental health issues as inextricably linked, each informing the other, rather than as distinct disciplines.

Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

Citizen science and crowdsourcing projects are thriving at every scale, from small, place-based or community efforts, to regional, national, or international projects that span boundaries. For greater impact, projects and initiatives may target a specific scale or work to span multiple scales, such as the national project that recruits local leaders for a place-based initiative, or a small-scale project that expands to new locations.

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.