Center for International Science and Technology Policy

Events

 

What are Critical Materials?

With Alex King, Director, Critical Materials Institute

Tuesday, September 16, 2014. 4:00PM

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.

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Insiders' Views of the Estonian ICT Success Story: The Rise of Skype and the E-governance Society

With Tiit Paananen & Hannes Astok

June 11, 2014

Part of our continuing science and technology policy seminar series of lectures, this talk was presented by both Mr. Paananen, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Estonian Development Fund, Board Member of Estonia's ITTA, and former head of Skype Estonia; and Mr. Astok, member of the board of the Estonian E-governance Academy, former Mayor and former Member of Parliament.
The discussion turned to issues of international capitalization, cybersecurity, as well as particularities of Estonia as a political and economic actor verses the United States and other large states.

Read the flyer here, and see the Skype and E-governance presentations.

 

Allen Bromley Memorial Lecture

April 24, 2014

This event has been organized cooperatively by the CISTP and the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa for over a decade.  It alternates between Ottawa and Washington.  This year it takes place in Ottawa on April 24.
This year's speaker is a prominent Chinese expert in science and technology policy, Professor Ru Rongping, Director of the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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"Challenges Facing the Department of Energy: Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Modernization" with Dr. Parney Albright, Direcor (2009-2013) of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

March 24, 2014

Dr. Parney Albright served as Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 2009 - 2013. As director, he was responsible for the management of the Laboratory and also served as President of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. Dr. Albright has extensive experience in executive leadership; policy direction; strategic planning; Congressional and Executive branch interactions; financial and personnel management of large mission-focused science and technology organizations; and research, development, testing, and evaluation of national security technologies and systems.  He has a broad and deep understanding of U.S. and international civilian and military requirements, functions, and processes in the national security arena.

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"Policy Challenges in Biomedical Research" with Dr. Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director of NIH for Science, Outreach and Policy

February 19, 2014

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 InnovativeNeurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. As NIH’s DDSOP, Dr. Hudson works with the NIH leadership in developing and implementing new strategic and scientific initiatives for the world’s largest biomedical research agency, which has an annual budget of $31 billion, to advance NIH’s mission of enhancing public health.

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Science & Technology Policy Lecture Series

"Labor Standards for High Technology: Comparative Experiance of China and India"

Professor David Alan Grier

February 18, 2014

Both China and India are striving to improve the quality of skills to be found in ITC workers. Superficially, both are using a similar process to bring training from Europe and the US but each is beset by its own set of problems. India has launched its effort as part of the National Skills Development Initiative and is struggling with the vast scope of this initiative and multiple purposes. China, working more closely with the existing educational structure, is finding problems adopting non-chinese materials so that they support the goals of the government and the Chinese Communist Party. The presentor has been involved in both projects as the President of the IEEE Computer Society.

Of Note

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STGlobal Conference 2014
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"Challenges Facing the Department of Energy: Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Modernization" with Dr. Parney Albright, Direcor (2009-2013) of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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"Policy Challenges in Biomedical Research" with Dr. Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director of NIH for Science, Outreach and Policy
February 19, 2014

"Labor Standards for High Technology: Comparative Experience of China and India"with Professor David Alan Grier
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