Events & News


Monday, February 24, 2020
Redefining Free Speech for the Digital Age

The internet has set us free. The internet will destroy our democracy. Both the utopian and apocalyptic hype share a common belief that there is something unprecedented about the...

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Terrorism: A Review of the Current Threat Landscape

Nick Rasmussen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), outlines his most pressing terrorism concerns: domestic, AQ/ISIS, and state-sponsored terrorism. He examines...

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Kickstarting the Digital Heartland

Policymakers have long struggled to close a digital divide that leaves millions without access to broadband internet service. In recent years, another digital divide has emerged that involves the...

Friday, December 13, 2019
A New Global Model for Coastal Conservation

Small-scale or artisanal fisheries are important for sustaining coastal ecosystems and livelihoods, but they are notoriously challenging to manage due to their decentralized, dynamic, and...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Conversation with Former War Crimes Investigator Vladimir Dzuro

Listen to author and former War Crimes Investigator Vladimir Dzuro as he discusses his recent book “The Investigator.” Dzuro will take part in a panel discussion alongside another former ICTY...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Putting Social Science to Work for Society

Fall 2019 Issues in Science & Technology Launch

Social science research—spanning disciplines as diverse as economics, anthropology, political science, and psychology—...

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Cooling a Warming Planet? Results from Public Forums on Climate Intervention Research

The scientific uncertainties and contested values surrounding geoengineering research, particularly for a class of methods called solar radiation management (SRM), make it a prime...

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Sandworm - A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

The summer of 2017 witnessed what is believed to have been the most devastating cyberattack the world has ever seen, with Ukraine as its chief victim. Less clear: who carried out this massive...

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Rethinking Death in the Digital Era

What happens to your digital self after you die?

Like most people, you probably haven’t given this question much thought. But consider how much of your life involves digital assets...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
How Can We Be Better Ancestors?

When it comes to our finances, health, homes, and even the planet, it’s easy to avoid thinking long-term and focus instead on tomorrow, or maybe next week.

The results?...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
How Will We Govern Ourselves in Space?

A new golden age of space exploration is upon us, with growing numbers of countries and private enterprises eager to establish themselves in space for the sake of scientific inquiry, national...

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
What Sci-Fi Futures Can (and Can't) Teach Us About AI Policy

Our anxieties about what we can do with AI versus what we should do are reaching a fever pitch. While companies scramble to define what "AI ethics" means for them and citizens see...