Category Archives: Science Technology and Public Policy

Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu on technology and hurricanes

4 Ways to Get Phone Service the Next Time a Hurricane Sandy Calls By Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu Christian Science Monitor “In the aftermath of a disaster such as superstorm Sandy, two-way communication is essential. People need to be able … Continue reading

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David Keith and Andrew Parker on geo-engineering

Techonomy 2012: Geo-engineering – Who Decides, and Who Benefits? [Video] Interview with David Keith andAndrew Parker Techonomy 2012 “Without tech and science, we cannot create a thermostat for the planet. What are the risks, the opportunities, and the socioeconomic and political … Continue reading

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Andrew Parker

A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists Quotes Andrew Parker New York Times “‘Geoengineering is extremely controversial,’ said Andrew Parker, a fellow at the Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. ‘There is a need to protect the … Continue reading

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Venkatesh Narayanamurti on U.S. information technology innovation

“The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation” Physicstoday September 2012 Commentary by: Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Pierce Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program Topic: U.S. information technology innovation “In … Continue reading

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Robert Paarlberg on U.S. corn crop

No Need to Panic about Corn China Daily July 20, 2012 Commentary by: Robert Paarlberg, Advisory Board Member, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project; Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2007–2008 Topic: U.S. corn … Continue reading

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Lewis M. Branscomb’s gift to found science and democracy center

Scientist Lewis M. Branscomb Gives $1 Million Gift to Found New Center for Science and Democracy at UCS Union of Concerned Scientists April 30, 2012 Featuring: Lewis M. Branscomb, director emeritus of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program; professor … Continue reading

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Tolu Odumosu and Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti on the wireless industry

Toward a Common Wireless Market Issues in Science and Technology Winter 2012 Commentary by: Tolu Odumosu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and director of … Continue reading

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Zachary Tumin and William Bratton on collaboration in the digital age

Viral By Design: Teams in the Networked World Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network April 2, 2012 Commentary by: Zachary Tumin, special assistant to the Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; and William Bratton Topic: Collaboration in the … Continue reading

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Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti on U.S. manufacturing going abroad

Exporting America’s Future Los Angeles Times March 26, 2012 Op-ed by: Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program Topic: U.S. manufacturing going abroad  “We … Continue reading

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Zachary Tumin and William Bratton on Alcoa

With Safety, Alcoa Showed Its Mettle Bloomberg January 12, 2012 Commentary by: Zachary Tumin, special assistant to the Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and William Bratton Topic: Alcoa “What would happen if a corporation rejected … Continue reading

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