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Thursday, February 02, 2023
Making Research Matter for Policy: Creating Real World Change

“No one reads our papers,” is a common lament among policy researchers.  It’s not far from the truth, but it misses the point.  How do policymakers actually consume information, how do researchers...

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
How Has Computer Code Shaped Humanity?

Nearly 80 years after engineers programmed the first electronic computers, most of us still regard machines as supremely rational collections of electrical circuits, speaking in binary “1”s...

Monday, January 23, 2023
Science on the Offense: Technology Assessment, Anticipatory Governance, and the Future US Innovation System

Shortly after assuming office, President Obama pledged to “restore science to its rightful place” raising but not settling the question of either restoration or place. Fourteen years and two...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Conversations with Secretary Mark Esper: Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė

Please join us for our next installment of Conversations with Secretary Mark Esper featuring Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Karen Levy, Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance

Long-haul truckers are the backbone of the American economy, transporting goods under grueling conditions and immense economic pressure.Truckers have long valued the day-to-day...

Thursday, December 08, 2022
Science Fictional Scenarios and Strategic Foresight: Planning for the Future with Applied Sci-Fi

What’s the difference between fiction and foresight?

The ability to imagine and prepare for a range of potential future scenarios is a key skill for adapting to our increasingly complex and...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
“You Are Not Expected to Understand This” with Torie Bosch

Peek beneath the hood of just about anything in your life—including, yes, your car—and you’ll find computer code. That code is written by brilliant, fallible humans whose decisions end up...

Wednesday, November 02, 2022
How “Soft” is the Power of Sport?

The year 2022 has been a busy one at the intersection of sport and geopolitics. Qatar is only the latest nation to brand itself and exert its “soft power” by leveraging sport, with the...

Tuesday, November 01, 2022
How Can the CHIPS and Science Act Deliver on its Promises?

The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law in August, is one of the most significant pieces of science legislation in years. With $180 billion for research and development over the next five years...

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Us In Flux Conversations: Elsa Sjunneson & Laura Cechanowicz

Us in Flux is a series of short stories and virtual gatherings that explore how we might reimagine and reorganize our communities in the face of...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Rethinking Cities in the Face of Extreme Heat

Cities around the world have experienced record-smashing heat waves over the last few years, causing millions of heat-related illnesses and deaths.

Protecting people from...

Monday, October 24, 2022
Is There Really a STEM Workforce Shortage?

Claims that there is a significant shortage of STEM talent have been a running feature of STEM workforce policy discussions since the 1950s. The outcomes of these discussions influence not only...