Science and Technology Innovation Program



Book Launch: Intervention

March 06, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Are we are driving the products of biotechnology into the market so quickly that we've become blind to their real risks? Yes, according to a timely new book by New York Times columnist Denise Caruso entitled, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet. Joel Garreau, staff writer at The Washington Post interviewed the author about the book at the event at the Wilson Center on March 6, 2007.

High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.

Live Webcast-- Nanotechnology & the Media: Realities & Risk

December 14, 2005 // 8:00am9:00am
Overview of media treatment of Nanotechnology

Live Webcast: First Research Inventory of the Environmental, Health and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology

November 29, 2005 // 8:00am9:00am
No single inventory exists of government-funded research on the potential environmental, human health, and safety (EH&S) effects of nanotechnology. To fill this critical gap, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars-—a program created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts—-will release a publicly accessible, online database of government-supported risk-related nanotech research.

Live Webcast: 2005 State of the Future

November 14, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Jerome C. Glenn, co-author of 2005 State of the Future provided his insights into the collective intelligence of nearly 2,000 leading minds in more than 50 countries.

Live Webcast: Release of First International Strategy to Test Nanomaterials' Toxicity

October 20, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Video of the event is now available.

Live Webcast: Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

September 08, 2005 // 8:30am9:30am
Social Scientist Jane Macoubrie to Present Findings at Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Briefing. Video of this event is available now.

Afghanistan's Emerging Health Portrait: A Dialogue with Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health

August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.

Book Discussion: Winning the Oil End Game: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security

July 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
A Director's Forum discussion with MacArthur Fellow and physicist Amory Lovins, about his recently published book, Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security.

The Future of Leadership

April 22, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Herb Rubenstein, founder and president of Growth Strategies, Inc., a strategy, management, leadership, and innovation consulting firm, has thought, written, lectured extensively and developed a unique perspective on leadership that he supports with many examples of successful leaders. In this presentation, Herb will explore how we can encourage the emergence of more leaders of leaders in the future through improved technology, more ethical decision making frameworks, and other tools.


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