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Book - Oxford University Press

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies

| July 2016

This book explores the sources and dynamics of social opposition to innovation. It:

  • Explains the roots of resistance to new technologies - and why such resistance is not always futile
  • Draws on nearly 600 years of economic history to show how the balance of winners and losers shapes technological controversies
  • Outlines policy strategies for inclusive innovation to reduce the risks and maximize the benefits of new technologies

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Report - Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?

In this new report, Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?, Matthew Bunn, Martin Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William Tobey provide a global reality check on nuclear security. They note that effective and sustainable nuclear security capable of addressing plausible threats is the single most effective chokepoint preventing terrorists from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Analysis & Opinions - Technology+Policy | Innovation@Work

Preparing Youth to Solve Global Grand Challenges

| June 23, 2013

"In a bold move, the UK Government has announced the creation of a £1 million prize for a new 'grand innovation challenge.'  According to Prime Minister David Cameron, the award would go to the next 'penicillin' or a plane that could fly carbon-neutral across the Atlantic....The prize will not only recognize those who come up with outstanding ideas, but it will also serve as source of inspiration for young people. Getting the youth to focus their creative energies on solving the world's pressing challenges needs to start early, especially in high schools."


U.S.-Russia Arms Control: Prospects and Challenges

  • Amb. Steven Pifer
| March 29, 2013

This seminar examined the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions between the United States and Russia, including the possibility that negotiations might be expanded to weapons not limited by the New START Treaty. The seminar covered U.S. and Russian differences over missile defense and how those might be resolved to allow a cooperative NATO-Russia missile defense arrangement for Europe.

Professor Chris Dede

Wireless EdTech 2011 Photo

News - Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center

ICTPP Faculty Affiliate Chris Dede Leads Wireless Education Technology Conference 2011

| November 15, 2011

ICTPP Faculty Affiliate and Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Chris Dede convened the Wireless Education Technology Conference 2011 in Washington, D.C., on October 20–21, 2011. Its focus: the major issues that must be resolved to realize the full potential of mobile broadband for learning.

Communications & Internet Policy panelists from left to right: Susan Crawford, Ben Edelman, Yochai Benkler, and Jonathan Zittrain.

Martha Stewart Photo

News - Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center

Communications & Internet Policy—Panel Discussion

| March 25, 2011

The Communications & Internet Policy panel had a far ranging discussion at Harvard Kennedy School's September 2010 Technology & Governance 2.0 conference on the pressing policy challenges in the Information and Communications Technology space, Topics covered include, IPV4 to IPV6 challenge, competitive pressures in cable vs. fiber optics, Internet Governance, and the problems of Internet advertising.

Harvard Kennedy School's John P. Holdren Named Obama's Science Advisor

Tom FitzSimmons

Press Release

Harvard Kennedy School's John P. Holdren Named Obama's Science Advisor

| December 20, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama announced in his radio address Saturday that he has selected Harvard's John P. Holdren to serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology in the new administration. The post, popularly known as "the President's science advisor," also includes directorship of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President and requires Senate confirmation.