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<b>Live Webcast:</b> Release of First International Strategy to Test Nanomaterials' Toxicity


Julie W. Fitzpatrick, Staff Scientist, ILSI RF/RSI; Project Manager, Working Group

Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Member, Working Group

David Warheit, Staff Toxicologist, Dupont Haskell Laboratory; Member, Working Group

Jim Willis, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution
Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

<b>Live Webcast:</b> Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

To watch the video of this event, follow the links in the See Also box to the right of this screen.

The Future of Leadership

Herb Rubenstein has thought, written, lectured extensively and developed a unique perspective on leadership that he supports with many examples of successful leaders. He distinguishes between "leaders" and "leaders of leaders". Leaders are people who see existing problems and develop solutions for those problems with the support of the group they lead. Leaders of leaders play the more important role of developing organizational "platforms" for preventing whole classes of problems from arising in the first place and guiding leaders when problems arise within the organization.

The Black Swan: The 21st Century Challenge for Public Policy

What you think you know may not matter. What you don't know certainly will. And why you are unlikely to know what matters in time.

The Future of American Citizen Engagement

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today that it will host a series of meetings designed to foster greater public dialogue on key issues facing Americans through the application of new technologies. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room at the Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Serious Games Day

The following four games were reviewed and discussed at the event:

America's Army: The Official U.S. Army Game

LIVE WEBCAST: Autonomic Computing

This event will be webcast from this site at 8:45 a.m. (ET).


Alan Ganek, Vice President, Autonomic Computing, IBM
Gail Kaiser, Director, Programming Systems Laboratory, Columbia University
Peter M. Hughes, Assistant Chief for Technology, Information Systems Division, NASA/Goddard

Imagine a world where computers and networks heal themselves, protect themselves, configure themselves, manage themselves...

Changing the Landscape of U.S. Energy: Nano and Micro Technologies

This seminar, the second in a series on the future of nanotechnology, featured speakers from academia, leading energy technology start-ups, venture capital firms, and the Washington policy community. The panelists discussed a wide range of technologies, ranging from photovoltaics to lighting and clean coal technology. Topics of discussion included technologies that are already making a difference in the energy sector as well as emerging technologies with large potential impacts requiring more significant R&D budget commitments from corporations and government agencies.

Pervasive Computing

Just how prepared are we for a world where computing moves “off our desk” into the wider environment around us? Join us for a seminar and discussion to explore a world where computing is embedded, nomadic, and largely invisible -- the first event in a new series on The Future of Computing.

Speakers include Rod Adkins, General Manager, Pervasive Computing Division, IBM; Victor Zue, Director, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science; and David Brin, Author of The Transparent Society.