Science and Technology

Summary of December 13, 2017 Round Table Discussion on North American Workforce Development

Issue #1: Apprenticeships and other types of work-based learning and technical education, including internships

Summary of November 17, 2017 Round Table Discussion on North American Workforce Development

Issue #1: Apprenticeships and other types of work-based learning and technical education, including internships

Infographic | Industry 4.0 Challenges

Infographic | Industry 4.0

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.

From Bytes to Bucks: Soft Power, Policy, Tech, and Culture

Three Wilson Center analysts examine the push and pull between state and society in the expression of cultural values in contemporary technologies, and what this tension implies for the international system:

1. Valerie Anishchenkova:  The importance of video games in modern global culture cannot be underestimated, especially in their increasing impact on personal and collective identities. What do Russian war-themed video games reveal about contemporary Russian nationalism? Who are friends and who are foes? Drawn directly from today’s geopolitical conflicts.

Fostering Innovation in Mexico: Fifth High Level Forum for Policymakers

Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and productivity. It is also a crucial determinant of a nation’s ability to compete globally. In recent years, Mexico has fallen behind other economies in both its productivity levels and encouragement of innovation.

2018 Vector-Borne and Water-Related Disease Workshop

NASA's GPM Disease Initiative and the Wilson Center are excited to be co-sponsoring a day-long Vector and Waterborne Disease Workshop that brings together leaders in epidemiology, public health, policy, and citizen science. The goal is to advance the dialogue and collaborate on actionable techniques for utilizing Earth Observation data for the understanding, monitoring, and prediction of emerging diseases.

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