Science Policy

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 5:00pm
Self-Critical Public Science: How to Integrate Creativity and Responsibility

Basic science is rapidly becoming an endangered species. Nowadays, publicly funded scientists cannot easily separate it from applied science, let alone insulate it from questions about its broad...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
What Factors Lead to Success on Research Collaboration: Some Tales from the Frontline

What are the strategies and motives for research collaborations? Are there differences between "cosmopolitan" and "local" collaborators? What leads to bad or "nightmare...

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
What If You Can't Measure What Matters? Public Value Mapping of Science and Innovation

Science and innovation policies are typically justified in terms of a broad range of public values (environmental quality, human health, national security, a skilled workforce, etc.). Yet when it...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Reinventing Climate Change

Climate policy is broken. A huge part of the problem is the way climate change and the policies intended to address it are framed and communicated. Pragmatic and tangible options for tackling...

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
Time to reassess the promise of nanotechnology? An analysis of research, developments and commercialization

Investment in Nanotechnology research is based on the promise of a transition to active nanotechnology, nanostructures, and nanodevices - everything from self-healing materials to molecular...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problems: Evidence-based Management

There are almost 90,000 units of local government in the United States. There is an extraordinary level of innovations unfolding in cities and counties, but little systematic analysis of these...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm
A Brave New (online) World: Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Rapidly Changing Media Environments

We live in an age where new technologies hit the marketplace at a rate that far outpaces society's ability to engage in meaningful political debates about their ethical, legal, and political...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology

Who should govern synthetic biology? What are the ethical dimensions and visions for its desirable futures? How could we facilitate better and closer collaboration and organization across the...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
How Will Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?

Humans are altering the Earth system at every scale, up to and including the global climate. Going forward, how will human ingenuity handle a warming world? We're all familiar with the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Bridging the Democracy Gap: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy

What percentage of scientists believe that climate change is occurring mostly because of human activity? What percentage of the US public believe otherwise? How do we bridge the gaps between...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
From Nowhere to Nobels: Pathways to Success for Women in STEM

Women now hold more than half of all American jobs, but they still make up less than twenty-five percent of the science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM workforce. And the numbers are...

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 5:00pm
Eisenhower's Farewell Address at Fifty

President Eisenhower's address is mainly remembered for his warning of the perils of a "military-industrial complex." Less widely known, but no less important was his caution, a few...

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