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News & Events Archive – 2013

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CrowdConf 2013

"What is Crowdsourcing?"

October 22nd, 2013

CISTP's Dr. Grier Gives a Sneak-Peak of his Conference Course on Crowdsourcing



Science & Technology Policy Seminar Series: Director of DARPA, Dr. Arati Prabhakar

"Driving Technological Surprise: An Enduring Mission in a Changing World"

October 15th, 2013

The Elliott School of International Affairs - Room 113
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dr. Arati Prabhakar has spent her career investing in world-class engineers and scientists to create new technologies and businesses. She first joined DARPA in 1986 as a program manager, initiating and managing programs in advanced semiconductor technology and flexible manufacturing. She was founding director of DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office, working with a team whose efforts spanned these areas as well as optoelectronics, infrared imaging, and nanoelectronics. In 1993, President Clinton appointed her director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she led the 3,000-person organization in its work with companies across multiple industries. Dr. Prabhakar moved to Silicon Valley in 1997, first as CTO and senior VP at Raychem, and later VP and then president of Interval Research. From 2001 to 2011, she was a partner with U.S. Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm where she worked with entrepreneurs in energy efficiency technologies, components for consumer electronics, and semiconductor process and design technology.

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.

Watch the lecture here.


D. Allan Bromley Memorial Event

Featuring a Lecture by Dr. Maria Klawe

"Increasing Diversity in the STEM Workforce"

May 1st, 2013

The Elliott School of International Affairs - Room 505
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dr. Maria Klawe has been the President of Harvey Mudd College since 2006, and is the College's first female president. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research focuses on discrete mathematics.

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.

Praise for the 2013 D. Allen Bromley Memorial Event

"It was a phenomenal experience, and I am beyond happy that I got to go. It really showed me the myriad of ways science and policy can be combined, and gave me tons of ideas regarding what to do with my own future. It also boosted my confidence, as everyone took me and my research seriously, and I feel like I made some great contacts." - Dara Marcus, University of Ottawa student

For information on previous Bromley Events click here.

To watch a video of Dr. Klawe's lecture click here.


Science & Technology Policy Seminar Series: Ambassador Richard LeBaron

"Risk and Resilience: Moving from Fear to Confidence"

Wednesday April 24th 2013

The Elliott School of International Affairs - Room 505 1957 E Street, NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20052


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.

LeBaron's most recent foreign posting was as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in London from August 2007 to August 2010, and as the founding Coordinator of the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.

A graduate of the Elliott School's Science, Technology and Public Policy program, he will provide some ideas and will solicit from the audience their own ideas on how science and technology can better inform the public debate about risks versus opportunities. He will also discuss his experience as a U.S. diplomat working in the Middle East and his current work on the Gulf at the Rafik Hariri Center at the Atlantic Council.

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