Author Archives: Christopher T. Hill


This article is in Climate and Energy, Summer 2017

Climate engineering The articles in the Spring 2017 Issues by David W. Keith, “Toward a Responsible Solar Geoengineering Research Program,” and Jane C. S. Long, “Coordinated Action against Climate Change: A New World Symphony,” provide informative views into several points of current debate on climate engineering research, its management, and governance. The authors agree on […]

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This article is in Global Tour of Innovation Policy, Fall 2007

Although science and technology will continue to play a vital role in innovation, the critical ingredients for continued U.S. economic success are likely to come from other disciplines. The United States is blessed with an extraordinarily successful system for the generation and application of innovation, as evidenced by its world leadership over the past half […]

Innovation Policy around the World: United States: The Need for Continuity

This article is in Innovation Policy around the World, Spring 2010

For the nation to achieve its ambitious goals, it must establish a permanent home for innovation policies and programs in the Department of Commerce. The time is ripe to reassess U.S. national innovation policies and programs and to consider new initiatives. A transition in political control of the White House inevitably produces a change in […]


This article is in Computing Solutions to Airline Safety and Other Policy Dilemmas, Winter 2005

Save our seas As Carl Safina and Sarah Chasis point out in their article, “Saving the Oceans” (Issues, Fall 2004), public awareness about the condition of our oceans is growing, in part because of the release of reports by two blue ribbon oceans commissions. Providing a thorough comparison of the two commission reports, the authors […]


This article is in A New Model for the American Research University, Spring 2015

Demonstrable energy In “Closing the Energy-Demonstration Gap” (Issues, Winter 2015), Richard Lester and David Hart have reinvigorated the national debate about how we can fund and build large-scale energy demonstration projects. The general gridlock in Washington and the resulting problems in maintaining a reliable source of federal funds dedicated to such projects have made it […]