Events & News


Friday, September 23, 2016
The Illusion of Average: An Open Science Approach to Research

Public participation for science or advocacy has an inconsistent history of effectiveness. New tools for crowdsourcing and challenge platforms have unflattering track records, revealing the...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Role of Science

Daniel Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and professor of science and society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University,...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Advancing Democracy and Human Rights Promotes U.S. National Security Interests

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, The McCain Institute and National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies hosted a conference on “Advancing Democracy and Human Rights...

Monday, September 19, 2016
My Favorite Movie with Francis Fukuyama: Children of Men

Does the knowledge that our species has a collective future influence the way we live in the present? For Francis Fukuyama, the author of...

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Most Innovative People in Higher Education

Higher education has been called the least innovative sector of the American economy. But that may be changing. Some colleges and universities are finding inventive ways of providing more students...

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Is ISIS Winning?

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University hosted the debate: “Is ISIS Winning?”

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Friday, September 09, 2016
The Illusion of Average: Implications for Scientists

By seeking out information on “averages,” researchers, funding organizations, and the public forgo vast amounts of information and risk building policies on plausible but misleading...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Next Generation Leaders Graduation Ceremony

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, The McCain Institute hosted the 2015 Next Generation Leaders’ graduation ceremony to recognize the group's successful completion of a year of intense professional...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Will North America Become the Next Saudi Arabia?

Not long ago Washington policymakers spent a great deal of time bemoaning our ever increasing dependence on foreign (especially, alas, Middle Eastern) oil. Rarely has such pessimistic groupthink...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Problems with Minsk and Corruption: How to Help Ukraine

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 The McCain Institute, the Atlantic Council, Hudson Institute, and The American Interest hosted a discussion on how the West can help Ukraine overcome challenges from...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Future Directions of Usable Science for Rangeland Sustainability

As funding for rangeland research becomes more difficult to secure, researchers and funding organizations must ensure that the information needs of public and private land managers are met....

Thursday, June 09, 2016
My Favorite Movie with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

On Thursday, June 9th, Future Tense welcomed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for a screening and discussion of E.T. the Extraterrestrial, the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic. The film tells the...