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At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy: Future Forecasting

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Science Diplomacy Affinity Group, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and Koshland Science Museum

Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

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Join members of the scientific and foreign policy communities for a lively discussion of the practice and impacts of future forecasting. Panel and breakout group discussions moderated by Jonathan Peck, President and Senior Futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures, will consider how significant new developments are anticipated and understood by these communities.

Science and technology (S&T) communities devote considerable energy to forecasting the next discovery or invention that has the potential to disrupt existing paradigms. In the foreign policy community, horizon scanning anticipates challenges that will arise for global diplomacy and identifies the relationships that will define future events. The practice of future forecasting provides a framework for researchers and policymakers to anticipate the societal, ethical, and economic implications of emerging trends.

Future Forecasting, the first event in the new series At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy, seeks to understand how emerging trends involving S&T are formulated in the scientific and foreign policy communities, and to identify how dialogue between these communities may inform policy-making related to emerging areas of S&T that have global implications.


Moderator

Jonathan Peck is President and Senior Futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures.


Speakers

Jack Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Global Policy at George Mason University, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Carl Picconatto is Department Head for Emerging Technologies at the MITRE Corporation.

Daniel Talmage is a Program Officer with the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Academies.

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Koshland Science Museum
525 E Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Science Diplomacy Affinity Group, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and Koshland Science Museum

At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy is a new program series cosponsored by the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships and the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, and organized by the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Science Diplomacy Affinity Group and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Monthly events throughout fall 2013 will provide a forum for active discussion of emerging topics at the intersection of science and foreign policy.

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