Technology and Policy

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Technology & Policy offers a platform for exchange of views on matters at the intersection of science, technology and public policy. Principal bloggers are Harvard faculty and Fellows from across the Belfer Center, the Kennedy School, and Harvard University. Each is deeply engaged in research and teaching on the implications for science, society and politics from advances in science and technology, and innovations in the field and lab. The blog is hosted by the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology and Public Policy program, the Kennedy School’s principal center for such policy analysis.

Policy Arenas

Technology & Policy will focus on topical and timely issues at the intersection of science and technology policy and innovation. The blog will cover four principal policy arenas:

  • Energy and the Environment. Assessing the impact of policy and technology  on innovation for improving energy access and security, adapting to climate change, and reducing the impacts to health and environment from industrial activity.
  • International Security  Explicating new directions in technology and their impacts for policy in the global security arena, including compliance regimes under international treaties, the disposition and management of nuclear materials, the advent of new military technologies, and the weaponization of space.
  • Information and Communications Technology.  A separate dedicated blog focusing on five policy areas where information and communications technology is changing our world: democracy and civic engagement; social media and the organization; e-government and the reform and redesign of service delivery; and global economic development.
  • Globalization, Development and Innovation Exploring the impacts and policy implications from advances in science and technology for developing nations.