Events & News


Wednesday, June 08, 2016
It’s So Hard to Get Good Digital Help These Days!

You don’t have to be a CEO to have an executive assistant anymore. Meet Siri, Alexa, Jibo, and Cortana, just four of the new artificially intelligent digital assistants from prominent technology...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Why Does It Still Take 5 Hours To Fly Cross-Country?!

In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy pledged that Americans would go to the moon and develop a supersonic commercial airliner. By the end of that decade, the country witnessed in awe Neil...

Monday, May 09, 2016
#IdeasToRetire: Information Systems in Public Management, Public Policy, and Governance

Death of ideas are painful. In his classic 1962 book, Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn traces how “normal science” proceeds.  In normal science, a field evolves based on...

Friday, April 29, 2016
Innovation in Higher Education - Africa's Turn

All over the industrialized world, university education is undergoing long-anticipated change. Universities, in Europe and especially North America, are emphasizing more learning...

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Trust But Verify: The Crisis in Biomedicine

Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on scientific research? Research studies investigating other research studies – yes, it’s very meta – have diagnosed a “reproducibility” crisis in...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Beyond COP21: A Conversation with Ernie Moniz

The Christian Science Monitor hosted a live conversation with United States Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 20, 2016,

The theme of the event...

Friday, April 01, 2016
“Solved?”: Investigating Boris Nemtsov’s Murder

On Friday, April 1, 2016, The McCain Institute, the Atlantic Council, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Institute of Modern Russia hosted a panel discussion on the current status of the...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Leadership in Action: How Cooperation Fosters Local Solutions to Human Trafficking

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, The McCain Institute for International Leadership and Cultural Vistas hosted Leadership in Action: How Cooperation Fosters Local Solutions to Human Trafficking.


Thursday, March 24, 2016
Incubating Artificial intelligence: Regulating Intelligent Cars and Drones in the 21st Century

In February 2016, Google received a letter from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) stating that the artificial intelligence (AI) in the tech giant’s self-driving car...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Silencing Voices of Russian Opposition

On Tuesday, March 15, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Atlantic Council and the Free Russia Foundation hosted a discussion on the threats faced by Russian opposition members...

Friday, March 11, 2016
Different Technologies, Different Learning Rates: Policy implications for energy investments

The simplicity and universality of the experience curve (or performance curve) framework led R&D managers to apply it to everything from airplane manufacturing to nuclear power...

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Future of War Conference 2016

The Future of War Conference brings together a collection of experts to address key issues and challenges arising from the changing nature of conflict and war. The conference is a part of...