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Climate
STEVEN F. HAYWARD – Conservatism and Climate Science

M. GRANGER MORGAN, ROBERT R. NORDHAUS, PAUL GOTTLIEB – Needed: Research Guidelines for Solar Radiation Management

JANE C. S. LONG, DANE SCOTT – Vested Interests and Geoengineering Research

JANE C. S. LONG, JEFFERY GREENBLATT – The 80% Solution: Radical Carbon Emission Cuts for California

RUTH GREENSPAN BELL, BARRY BLECHMAN – A Course Adjustment for Climate Talks

ALAN R. TOWNSEND, PETER M. VITOUSEK, BENJAMIN Z. HOULTON – The Climate Benefits of Better Nitrogen and Phosphorus Management

WILLIAM J. PARTON, STEPHEN J. DEL GROSSO, ERNIE MARX, AMY L. SWAN – Agriculture’s Role in Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PATRICK GONZALEZ – Science for Natural Resource Management under Climate Change

RICHARD A. MATTHEW – Is Climate Change a National Security Issue?

WILLIAM B. BONVILLIAN – Time for Climate Plan B

KEN CALDEIRA, DAVID W. KEITH – The Need for Climate Engineering Research

ALEJANDRO E. CAMACHO, HOLLY DOREMUS, JASON S. MCLACHLAN, BEN A. MINTEER – Reassessing Conservation Goals in a Changing Climate

ROBERT B. JACKSON, JAMES SALZMAN – Pursuing Geoengineering for Atmospheric Restoration

FABIANO VENTURA – On the Trails of the Glaciers

ROBERT REPETTO, ROBERT EASTON – Changing Climate, More Damaging Weather

JOEL S. YUDKEN, ANDREA M. BASSI – Climate Change and U.S. Competitiveness

ROBERT HAHN, PETER PASSELL – Global Warming: The Hard Road Ahead

CHARLES F. KENNEL – Climate Change: Think Globally, Assess Regionally, Act Locally

RICHARD MUNSON – Reduce Greenhouse Gases Profitably

ELENA FAGOTTO, MARY GRAHAM – Full Disclosure: Using Transparency to Fight Climate Change

Competitiveness
YU XIE – Is U.S. Science in Decline?

MICHAEL LEVI – The Hidden Risks of Energy Innovation

MICHAEL E. WEBBER, ROGER D. DUNCAN, MARIANNE SHIVERS GONZALEZ – Four Technologies and a Conundrum: The Glacial Pace of Energy Innovation

CHRISTOPHER WILSON – U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection

ALBERT N. LINK, JOHN T. SCOTT – The Small Business Innovation Research Program

RICHARD VAN ATTA, MARKO M. G. SLUSARCZUK – The Tunnel at the End of the Light: The Future of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

STEPHEN EZELL – Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing

BEN S. BERNANKE – Promoting Research and Development The Government’s Role

MICHAEL GREENSTONE, ADAM LOONEY – Renewing Economically Distressed American Communities

STEPHEN EZELL – Fighting Innovation Mercantilism

DIANA FARRELL, THOMAS KALIL – United States: A Strategy for Innovation

BRIAN KAHIN, CHRISTOPHER T. HILL – United States: The Need for Continuity

SERGIO MACHADO REZENDE – Brazil: Challenges and Achievements

LIM CHUAN POH – Singapore: Betting on Biomedical Science

PATRICK CUNNINGHAM – European Union: Measuring Success

KENAN PATRICK JARBOE, IAN ELLIS – Intangible Assets Innovative Financing for Innovation

JOEL S. YUDKEN, ANDREA M. BASSI – Climate Change and U.S. Competitiveness

VIVEK WADHWA – A Reverse Brain Drain

RON HIRA – U.S. Workers in a Global Job Market

SUSAN HELPER – The High Road for U.S. Manufacturing

ROBERT HUNT, BRIAN KAHIN – Reexamining the Patent System

ROBERT ATKINSON, HOWARD WIAL – Creating a National Innovation Foundation

HOWARD PACK – Asian Successes vs. Middle Eastern Failures: The Role of Technology Transfer in Economic Development

MATTHEW J. COCKERILL, BART G. J. KNOLS – Open Access to Research for the Developing World

Disasters
WILLIAM A. STILES, JR. – All Adaptation Is Local

SEBASTIAN M. PFOTENHAUER, CHRISTOPHER F. JONES, KRISHANU SAHA, SHEILA JASANOFF – Learning from Fukushima

HOWARD KUNREUTHER, ERWANN MICHEL-KERJAN – People Get Ready

ROBERT REPETTO, ROBERT EASTON – Changing Climate, More Damaging Weather

GERALD E. GALLOWAY, DONALD F. BOESCH, ROBERT R. TWILLEY – Restoring and Protecting Coastal Louisiana

GEORGE C. LEE, ERNEST STERNBERG – A New System for Preventing Bridge Collapses

JON M. PEHA – Improving Public Safety Communications

HENRY I. MILLER – DEE-FENSE! DEE-FENSE!: Preparing for Pandemic Flu

RICHARD E. SPARKS – Rethinking, Then Rebuilding New Orleans

JAMES R. PHIMISTER, VICKI M. BIER, HOWARD C. KUNREUTHER – Flirting with Disaster

Education
MARK SCHNEIDER – Does Education Pay?

DANIEL J. HOWARD & FRANK N. LAIRD – The New Normal in Funding University Science

ALEXANDRA S. BEATTY – Schools Alone Cannot Close Achievement Gap

NATALIE NIELSEN – Education, Equity, and the Big Picture

DEREK MESSACAR, PHILIP OREOPOULOS – Staying in School: A Proposal for Raising High-School Graduation Rates

AMY LAITINEN – Changing the Way We Account for College Credit

CARL WIEMAN – Applying New Research to Improve Science Education

MICHAEL HOUT, STUART ELLIOTT, SARA FRUEH – Do High-Stakes Tests Improve Learning?

ROBERT D. ATKINSON – Why the Current Education Reform Strategy Won’t Work

MARTIN WEST – Global Lessons for Improving U.S. Education

HARRY J. HOLZER – Better Skills for Better Jobs

BRIAN BOSWORTH – Expanding Certificate Programs

LILIAN WU, WEI JING – Asian Women in STEM Careers: An Invisible Minority in a Double Bind

DIANE AUER JONES – Apprenticeships Back to the Future

TOBIN L. SMITH, JOSH TRAPANI, ANTHONY DECRAPPEO, DAVID KENNEDY – Reforming Regulation of Research Universities

LISA GUERNSEY, SARA MEAD – Transforming Education in the Primary Years

BRIDGET TERRY LONG – Making College Affordable by Improving Aid Policy

RICHARD C. ATKINSON, PATRICIA A. PELFREY – Science and the Entrepreneurial University

ANDREAS SCHLEICHER – The New Global Landscape of Educational Achievement

STEPHEN M. MAURER – Using University Knowledge to Defend the Country

JACK P. SHONKOFF – Mobilizing Science to Revitalize Early Childhood Policy

BRUCE ALBERTS – Restoring Science to Science Education

NILES ELDREDGE – To Teach Science, Tell Stories

MATTHEW ZEIDENBERG – Community Colleges under Stress

PETER CAPPELLI – Schools of Dreams More Education Is Not an Economic Elixir

ROBERT I. LERMAN – Building a Wider Skills Net for Workers

BRIAN BOSWORTH – The Crisis in Adult Education

LISA HUDSON – Connecting Jobs to Education

JAMES E. ROSENBAUM, JULIE REDLINE, JENNIFER L. STEPHAN – Community College: The Unfinished Revolution

ROBERT E. LITAN, LESA MITCHELL, E. J. REEDY – The University As Innovator: Bumps in the Road

BART GORDON – U.S. Competitiveness: The Education Imperative

VIVEK WADHWA, GARY GEREFFI, BEN RISSING, RYAN ONG – Where the Engineers Are

Energy
NORIKO BEHLING – Making Fuel Cells Work

MICHAEL LEVI – The Hidden Risks of Energy Innovation

MICHAEL E. WEBBER, ROGER D. DUNCAN, MARIANNE SHIVERS GONZALEZ – Four Technologies and a Conundrum: The Glacial Pace of Energy Innovation

BRUCE EVERETT – Back to Basics on Energy Policy

JEREMY J. MICHALEK, MIKHAIL CHESTER, CONSTANTINE SAMARAS – Getting the Most Out of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

KELLY SIMS GALLAGHER, JOHN C. RANDELL – What Makes U.S. Energy Consumers Tick?

JOSEPH ARVAI, ROBIN GREGORY, DOUGLAS BESSETTE, VICTORIA CAMPBELL-ARVAI – Decision Support for Developing Energy Strategies

ROSS CARPER, SONJA SCHMID – The Little Reactor That Could?

SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN – An Energy Agenda for the New Congress

BURTON RICHTER – Energy in Three Dimensions

LAWRENCE J. MAKOVICH – The Smart Grid: Separating Perception from Reality

STEVEN E. KOONIN, AVI M. GOPSTEIN – Accelerating the Pace of Energy Change

C. FORD RUNGE, ROBBIN S. JOHNSON – The Dismal State of Biofuels Policy

MARC LEVINSON – Is the Smart Grid Really a Smart Idea?

WILLIAM B. BONVILLIAN, CHARLES WEISS – Stimulating Innovation in Energy Technology

VENKATESH NARAYANAMURTI, LAURA D. ANADON, AMBUJ D. SAGAR – Transforming Energy Innovation

KOJI OMI – Alternative Energy for Transportation

VACLAV SMIL – U.S. Energy Policy: The Need for Radical Departures

KEITH KLINE, VIRGINIA H. DALE, RUSSELL LEE, PAUL LEIBY – In Defense of Biofuels, Done Right

FRANK N. LAIRD – A Full-Court Press for Renewable Energy

DANIEL SPERLING, SONIA YEH – Low Carbon Fuel Standards

LISA MARGONELLI – Energy Security for American Families

JAY APT, LESTER B. LAVE, SOMPOP PATTANARIYANKOOL – A National Renewable Portfolio Standard? Not Practical

JEFF BINGAMAN – Strategies for Today’s Energy Challenge

LAMAR ALEXANDER – A New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence

Environment
BEN A. MINTEER, LEAH R. GERBER – Buying Whales to Save Them

KEN CONCA – Decoupling Water and Violent Conflict

STEPHEN POLASKY, SETH BINDER – Valuing the Environment for Decisionmaking

ALAN R. TOWNSEND, PETER M. VITOUSEK, BENJAMIN Z. HOULTON – The Climate Benefits of Better Nitrogen and Phosphorus Management

SARAH WHELCHEL, ELIZABETH POPP BERMAN – Paying for Perennialism: A Quest for Food and Funding

SAINATH SURYANARAYANAN, DANIEL LEE KLEINMAN – Disappearing Bees and Reluctant Regulators

WILLIAM J. PARTON, STEPHEN J. DEL GROSSO, ERNIE MARX, AMY L. SWAN – Agriculture’s Role in Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PATRICK GONZALEZ – Science for Natural Resource Management under Climate Change

PETER C. KAHN, THOMAS MOLNAR, GENGYUN G. ZHANG, C. REED FUNK – Investing in Perennial Crops to Sustainably Feed the World

ALEJANDRO E. CAMACHO, HOLLY DOREMUS, JASON S. MCLACHLAN, BEN A. MINTEER – Reassessing Conservation Goals in a Changing Climate

JERRY D. GLOVER, JOHN P. REGANOLD – Perennial Grains Food Security for the Future

FABIANO VENTURA – On the Trails of the Glaciers

PAMELA MATSON – The Sustainability Transition

CARL SAFINA – A Future for U.S. Fisheries

CARRIE V. KAPPEL, BENJAMIN S. HALPERN, REBECCA G. MARTONE, FIORENZA MICHELI, KIMBERLY A. SELKOE – In the Zone: Comprehensive Ocean Protection

ROBIN O’MALLEY, ANNE S. MARSH, CHRISTINE NEGRA – Closing the Environmental Data Gap

GERALD E. GALLOWAY, DONALD F. BOESCH, ROBERT R. TWILLEY – Restoring and Protecting Coastal Louisiana

LAWRENCE SUSSKIND – Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty System

DAVID S. WILCOVE – Animal Migration: An Endangered Phenomenon?

NEWT GINGRICH, TERRY L. MAPLE – Forging a New, Bipartisan Environmental Movement

DAVID FESTA, DIANE REGAS, JUDSON BOOMHOWER – Sharing the Catch, Conserving the Fish

Foreign Policy
JUNBO YU – The Politics behind China’s Quest for Nobel Prizes

SEBASTIAN PFOTENHAUER – Trade Policy is Science Policy

MICHAEL KUGELMAN – The 21st-Century Land Rush

CHRISTOPHER WILSON – U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON – Internet Freedom and Human Rights

STEPHEN EZELL – Fighting Innovation Mercantilism

JUSTIN ALGER, TREVOR FINDLAY – Strengthening Global Nuclear Governance

MIRIAM TEMIN, RUTH LEVINE, SANDY STONESIFER – Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health

THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE – Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant

LINTON F. BROOKS – A Vision for U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Security

DENIS FRED SIMON, CONG CAO – China’s Future: Have Talent, Will Thrive

GERALD HANE – Science, Technology, and Global Reengagement

HOWARD PACK – Asian Successes vs. Middle Eastern Failures: The Role of Technology Transfer in Economic Development

National Security
BRUCE BERKOWITZ – Sea Power in the Robotic Age

KEN CONCA – Decoupling Water and Violent Conflict

AMITAI ETZIONI – Cybersecurity in the Private Sector

JACQUES S. GANSLER – Solving the Nation’s Security Affordability Problem

RICHARD A. MATTHEW – Is Climate Change a National Security Issue?

JUSTIN ALGER, TREVOR FINDLAY – Strengthening Global Nuclear Governance

RODERICK G. EGGERT – Critical Minerals and Emerging Technologies

STEPHEN M. MAURER – Using University Knowledge to Defend the Country

LINTON F. BROOKS – A Vision for U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Security

LAWRENCE J. KORB, MAX A. BERGMANN – Restructuring the Military

BURTON RICHTER – Reducing Proliferation Risk

CHARLES D. FERGUSON – Strengthening Nuclear Safeguards

Nuclear Power
SEBASTIAN M. PFOTENHAUER, CHRISTOPHER F. JONES, KRISHANU SAHA, SHEILA JASANOFF – Learning from Fukushima

ROBERT ALVAREZ – Improving Spent-Fuel Storage at Nuclear Reactors

ROSS CARPER, SONJA SCHMID – The Little Reactor That Could?

JUSTIN ALGER, TREVOR FINDLAY – Strengthening Global Nuclear Governance

LUTHER J. CARTER, LAKE H. BARRETT, KENNETH C. ROGERS – Nuclear Waste Disposal: Showdown at Yucca Mountain

JOHN MUELLER – Calming Our Nuclear Jitters

LINTON F. BROOKS – A Vision for U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Security

BURTON RICHTER – Reducing Proliferation Risk

CHARLES D. FERGUSON – Strengthening Nuclear Safeguards

RICHARD K. LESTER – New Nukes

PER F. PETERSON, WILLIAM E. KASTENBERG, MICHAEL CORRADINI – Nuclear Waste and the Distant Future

PAUL LORENZINI – A Second Look at Nuclear Power

MATTHEW BUNN – Preventing a Nuclear 9/11

Public Health
ROBERT SAUNDERS, MARK D. SMITH – The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care

JENNIFER LIU, DEBORAH GARDNER – Global Bioethics: Hopes, Fears, and New Voices

MARK A. R. KLEIMAN, JONATHAN P. CAULKINS, ANGELA HAWKEN, BEAU KILMER – Eight Questions for Drug Policy Research

PAUL CITRON – Medical Devices: Lost in Regulation

BARNEY COHEN – Why Don’t U.S. Women Live Longer?

MEERA LEE SETHI, ADAM BRIGGLE – Making Stories Visible: The Task for Bioethics Commissions

DAVID M. CUTLER – Where Are the Health Care Entrepreneurs?

AMITAI ETZIONI – Personal Health Records: Why Good Ideas Sometimes Languish

ARNOLD MILSTEIN, HELEN DARLING – Better U.S. Health Care at Lower Cost

GILBERT S. OMENN – From Human Genome Research to Personalized Health Care

DON E. DETMER – Electronic Health Records: Their Time Has Come

MAXWELL J. MEHLMAN – Biomedical Enhancements: Entering a New Era

PETER ORSZAG – Time to Act on Health Care Costs

ELLIOTT S. FISHER – Learning to Deliver Better Health Care

FRANK SLOAN, LINDSEY CHEPKE – From Medical Malpractice to Quality Assurance

MARILYN J. FIELD, ALAN M. JETTE – Dealing with Disability

Real Numbers
TRAVIS R. DOOM – Poverty and Vulnerability to Storms

ROGER PIELKE, JR. & MORGAN BAZILIAN – Defining Energy Access for the World’s Poor

SHERIL R. KIRSHENBAUM, MICHAEL E. WEBBER – Time for Another Giant Leap For Mankind

LILIAN WU, WEI JING – Asian Women in STEM Careers: An Invisible Minority in a Double Bind

BARNEY COHEN – Why Don’t U.S. Women Live Longer?

ANDREAS SCHLEICHER – The New Global Landscape of Educational Achievement

THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE – Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant

LISA HUDSON – Connecting Jobs to Education

Transportation
JEREMY J. MICHALEK, MIKHAIL CHESTER, CONSTANTINE SAMARAS – Getting the Most Out of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

DANIEL SPERLING, MARY NICHOLS – California’s Pioneering Transportation Strategy

STEPHEN EZELL – Bringing U.S. Roads into the 21st Century

MARTIN WACHS – After the Motor Fuel Tax: Reshaping Transportation Financing

CHRISTOPHER EVANS, LYNETTE CHEAH, ANUP BANDIVADEKAR, JOHN HEYWOOD – Getting More Miles per Gallon

GEORGE C. LEE, ERNEST STERNBERG – A New System for Preventing Bridge Collapses

Universities
MARK SCHNEIDER – Does Education Pay?

DANIEL J. HOWARD & FRANK N. LAIRD – The New Normal in Funding University Science

AMY LAITINEN – Changing the Way We Account for College Credit

CARL WIEMAN – Applying New Research to Improve Science Education

TOBIN L. SMITH, JOSH TRAPANI, ANTHONY DECRAPPEO, DAVID KENNEDY – Reforming Regulation of Research Universities

BRIDGET TERRY LONG – Making College Affordable by Improving Aid Policy

RICHARD C. ATKINSON, PATRICIA A. PELFREY – Science and the Entrepreneurial University

STEPHEN M. MAURER – Using University Knowledge to Defend the Country

MATTHEW ZEIDENBERG – Community Colleges under Stress

JAMES E. ROSENBAUM, JULIE REDLINE, JENNIFER L. STEPHAN – Community College: The Unfinished Revolution

ROBERT E. LITAN, LESA MITCHELL, E. J. REEDY – The University As Innovator: Bumps in the Road

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