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March 3rd, 2011

Fung on why technology hasn't revolutionized politics

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at the Harvard Kennedy School, delivered the March 3 Liberation Technology seminar titled, Why Technology Hasn't Revolutionized Politics, But How it Can Give a Little Help to Our Friends. +VIDEO+ Video available +PDF+ presentation available
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January 5th, 2010

Recent report on improved biomass stoves includes article by PESD Researchers

PESD News

The Global Village Energy project released a report tackling the question of why the adoption of improved cook stoves has been so slow in developing countries. Titled, "Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)," it contains an article by PESD researcher Xander Slaski and Assistant Director Mark Thurber.




October 16th, 2009

PESD researchers consider obstacles to technology adoption by the poor

PESD News

Xander Slaski and Mark Thurber introduce a framework for understanding why the poor often fail to adopt seemingly beneficial technologies like improved biomass cookstoves. +PDF+
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September 22nd, 2009

CISAC researchers influence Obama's decision on missile defense

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

President Obama scrapped his predecessor's proposed antiballistic missile shield in Eastern Europe on September 17, 2009 and ordered instead the development of a reconfigured system designed to shoot down short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. His decision relied heavily on research done at CISAC by David Holloway, Dean Wilkening, and Siegfried Hecker. +PDF+
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August 11th, 2009

PESD CCS research quoted in The Washington Post

PESD in the news: The Washington Post on August 11, 2009

A Washington Post article on 11 August 2009 titled "Coal's Future Wagered on Carbon Capture" by Steven Mufson quoted PESD research on the economics and scale of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The article discusses the need for CCS at scale, and also highlights the technological and cost challenges of CCS. Read more »



February 3rd, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on challenges to deployment of carbon capture and storage technology

PESD News

PESD researchers Varun Rai, David Victor, and Mark Thurber find that the conventional wisdom used for deployment and diffusion of technologies is not applicable when thinking about deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). +HTML+
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June 12th, 2007

If a nuclear bomb exploded in your city--CISAC experts advise how government should plan

CISAC Op-ed: New York Times on June 12, 2007

The possibility of terrorists obtaining and using a nuclear bomb cannot be ignored, write CISAC's William Perry and Michael May and Ashton Carter, at Harvard, who co-directs the Preventive Defense Project with Perry. In "After the bomb," a New York Times op-ed, the three experts on nuclear weapons and nonproliferation outline key considerations for planning an effective response to a terrorist nuclear attack--a response that would preserve lives and democracy. Read more »




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