Events Archives


CISTP Seminar Series: Demand-Side Innovation Policy

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

For many years, innovation policy has focused on the support of the supply side, looking at market and system failures that prevent those generating innovation from doing so effectively and efficiently enough. In recent years, however, demand side policies have had a revival in the innovation policy debate. However, their application is still contested, and the roll out of those measures does not keep pace with the rhetoric about them. This lecture will introduce the concept of demand side innovation policy, explain why and when they are justified and present and discuss a typology of instruments. It will then discuss the major challenges of demand side policy instruments which all too often are not known to or underestimated by policy makers. The lecture will highlight some of those challenges using the example of public procurement of innovation, and will close with an appeal to a radically new way of understanding and applying innovation policy.

Headshot Dr. Bradley

Nuclear Policy Talk: Argonne National Lab and National & Global Security

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Since it was established as the nation’s first National Laboratory, Argonne has conducted world class research and development for the Department of Energy. Within weeks after Enrico Fermi and his team produced the first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (in other words, nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, Argonne was created just down the road to pursue peaceful uses of the atom, notably a full decade prior to Eisenhower’s famous “Atoms for Peace” speech.

Flash forward 7 decades and Argonne is now globally recognized as a leader in many scientific disciplines including nuclear energy, materials science, high performance computing, national security and additional disciplines. This presentation will provide a brief description of what Argonne represents today, where it is heading in the future, and areas of opportunity for collaborations with universities and academic laboratories. While the focus of the presentation will be on national and global security, a broad array of opportunities will be addressed.

Exploring the Universe From the Moon

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Jack Burns, University of Colorado Professor and Vice President Emeritus will visit the Space Policy Institute to discuss the renewed interest in the moon in light of recent discoveries.

GeoBuiz 2015 Conference

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Space Policy Institute is proud to participate as an Institutional Partner for the GeoBuiz 2015 Conference. Space Policy Institute Director, Scott Pace, will be featured as a keynote speaker.

Geospatial industry is ever-evolving and is currently going through transformation towards being a value-based solution centric industry, wherein several stakeholders (who have traditionally been working as standalone isolated players) are exploring opportunities of integration, convergence and embedment. Further leading to the evolution of industry workflows and seamless delivery of solutions, there is added-value to geospatial context and content in the world economy and society.

photo: Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

2015 Allan Bromley Memorial Lecture: Prof. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please join us on April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm for the 2015 Allan Bromley Memorial Lecture:

“Science and Technology Policy in Brazil: The Role of Sub-National Initiatives”

2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Director Allison Macfarlane will be featured on a panel of experts for a discussion on "Can Nuclear Regulation Be Credible?" during the 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference.

Head shot of Andrew W. Wyckoff

An International Perspective on STI Policy in the 21st Century

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Please join us on March 12th, 2015 at 4:30pm for a seminar featuring Andrew W. Wyckoff, the Director of the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).

Context-Driven Technology Choice for Development Workshop

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

The Context-Driven Technology Choice for Development workshop is interested in two particular challenges at the nexus of technology and development. The first challenge is the identification of technology areas whose adoption may serve as a platform for future economic growth.  The second challenge involves staying abreast of the quickly developing information and communications technology (ICT) that can help streamline governance, increase transparency, and encourage citizen participation.

Image: Kathryn C. Brown

Internet Governance: Governing Ourselves on the Internet

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Please join us for a Brown Bag Science and Technology Policy Seminar on the topic of "Internet Governance: Governing Ourselves on the Internet," to be given by Kathryn C.