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Seminar on Cybersecurity and the Role of Automation
(September 18—8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA (directions)

This seminar consider the different types of cyber security systems and how they interface with humans.

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Seminar on Tools for Assessing Individual, Team, and Population Performance:
HSI for Healthcare Delivery

(September 18—1:30-5:30 p.m.)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA (directions)

This seminar will cover the role of new technology to monitor and assess human performance from individuals to entire populations in the context of human-systems integration and healthcare assessment and delivery.

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Henry and Bryna David Lecture

William NordhausOctober 2, 2014
(5:00 p.m.)

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC (directions)

Dr. William Nordhaus will discuss his book The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World.

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Webcast: On the Hill
The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D

Stephen Fienberg testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's hearing on July 17. The Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University is an NAS member and was a member of the committee that wrote the report Furthering America's Research Enterprise.

View the webcast  |  Read Dr. Fienberg's Testimony

Recent Reports New

Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

Implementing Juvenile JusticeLImplementing Juvenile Justice Reform identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system and develop an implementation plan for OJJDP. Based on the 2013 report Reforming Juvenile Justice, this report is designed to provide specific guidance to OJJDP regarding the steps that it should take, both internally and externally, to facilitate juvenile justice reform grounded in knowledge about adolescent development.

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Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?


10 Billion LThis report summarizes a workshop convened in October 2013 that explored how to increase the world’s population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing their well-being and standard of living. The report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, and differential consumption, land use change, and by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.

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Safe Science:
Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

SafeScienceLThis report examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researcher, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions. The report discusses ways to fulfill that commitment through prioritizing funding for safety equipment and training, as well as making safety an ongoing operational priority.

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Climate Change Education
Engaging Private Forest Owners on Issues Related to Climate Change

Climate ForestLThis report is the summary of a workshop, convened by the Climate Change Education Roundtable series, to explore approaches to the challenges that face state foresters, extension agents, private forestry consultants, and others involved with private family forestland owners on how to take climate change into consideration when making decisions about their forests. The workshop focused on how findings from the behavioral, social, and educational sciences can be used to help prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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