The Context-Driven Technology Choice for Development workshop is interested in two particular challenges at the nexus of technology and development. The first challenge is the identification of technology areas whose adoption may serve as a platform for future economic growth. The second challenge involves staying abreast of the quickly developing information and communications technology (ICT) that can help streamline governance, increase transparency, and encourage citizen participation.
Please join us for a Brown Bag Science and Technology Policy Seminar on the topic of "Internet Governance: Governing Ourselves on the Internet," to be given by Kathryn C.
We have at our fingertips a treasure trove of information that could help us greatly in understanding the best path forward, but what are the dangers that lie behind the numbers? The recent White House reports point to potential for discrimination, privacy violations and taking action based on findings that only tell half the story. How do we best use information to make good decisions?
Innovation policy, like any other policies, may not achieve its intended outcome, because there is inherent uncertainties regarding the context of the policy. Thus, any innovation policy action should be tested after implementation, and its improvement should be made based on the test results. Policy impact assessment is a statistical tool to examine the quantitative outcome of the policy action based on the comparison between factual and counter-factual results using additionality concept. In this presentation, policy impact assessment results for some typical SME policies to support innovative activities in Korea will be delivered. A few general implications will be drawn for innovation policies for SMEs.
On October 28th and 29th CISTP co-sponsored a workshop titled “Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts and Value of “Open” Geospatial Information”. This workshop covered a variety of topics in the field of GIS including the emerging information environment and impacts on decision making, the impact of increased access to data and new modes of consumption, and the societal impact of information abidance, among many others seen in the agenda. Attendees represented a cross section of the GIS sector and both presented papers written as well as participated in candid discussions on the topics at hand.
The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) is one of DOE's four Energy Innovation Hubs. Modeled after the concentration of brainpower and resources that defined the Manhattan Project, the Hubs combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery for critical energy needs. CMI brings together the efforts of 250 scientists across four national labs, seven universities and seven corporations, to assure the supply of materials needed for clean energy technologies.
Tiit Paananen and Hannes Astok discuss issues of international capitalization, cybersecurity, as well as particularities of Estonia as a political and economic actor verses the U.S.
Google Glass is one of the most interesting (and controversial) technological innovations to come along in recent years. Its use, particularly its camera function, raises a whole host of technological, social, ethical, and privacy issues. Marc Levoy, professor of computer science at Stanford who has also played a key role on the Glass project at Google, visited CISTP on May 12th.
Dr. Parney Albright discusses the stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy challenges facing the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Hudson is the Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy (DDSOP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In April 2013, Dr. Hudson was appointed an ex-officio member of the NIH Advisory Council’s Working Group for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, with a goal to understand and map the human brain
In this lecture, Dr. Prabhakar will discuss what DARPA does for the nation, how it does it, how it thinks about its mission in the context of today's realities, and the future that it's building by creating the next generation of technology to give defense leaders more options for tomorrow's missions.
About the D. Allan Bromley Memorial Event Since 2005 the University of Ottawa has collaborated with George Washington University in holding a series of annual events in memory of Dr. D. Allan Bromley. The memorial events alternate each year between Ottawa and Washington D.C. and offer an opportunity for graduate students interested in science and technology policy to meet with senior science and policy advisors in the United States and Canada. This year's event is hosted by the Institute for Science, Society and Policy.
Ambassador (ret.) Richard LeBaron is currently a Senior Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council in Washington. Amb. LeBaron retired from the U.S. diplomatic service in April 2012 after a thirty-three year career.
The GW crowdsourcing seminar is a monthly event that will consider the ideas, methods and accomplishments of crowdsourcing in depth.
Dr. Ray Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Lockheed Martin Corporation, will discuss the role of innovation in meeting the needs of U.S.