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On June 24 and 25 the National Research Council will host a symposium to explore how to prepare the nation's workforce to fill middle-skill jobs -- jobs that require some training or certification but not a four-year degree. Watch a live video webcast of the symposium.
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NAS President Ralph Cicerone, NAE President C.D. Mote, former S&T Adviser to the Secretary of State Bill Colglazier, and Ambassador Judith Garber helped launch the PGA report Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State.
Initiative on Human Gene Editing
The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine presidents have formed an advisory group on the new initiative on human gene editing.   Read the news release or view media coverage on this initiative...
Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Need for Improved Data and Decision Support Tools
As the fourth and final session of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability’s 2013-2014 initiative to examine the energy-water nexus, the December 2014 meeting featured panel discussions on improved data for water use, decision support tools, and frameworks for local and regional decision making. Read the Meeting in Brief
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Pathways to Middle-Skill Jobs
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Initiative on Human Gene Editing
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Initiative on Human Gene Editing
Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Need for Improved Data and Decision Support Tools
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Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Need for Improved Data and Decision Support Tools
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Application for the 2016 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship will become available on July 1, 2015.

Recent Reports from Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) View more... 
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Diplomacy for the 21st Century
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Preparing the Workforce
     Digital Curation

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Developing a Framework for Measuring Community Resilience: Summary of a Workshop
 Community Resilience

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Gain Function
 Gain of Function Research  

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Here at The National Academies, we promote the use of science, engineering, and medicine to enhance the security and well-being of people throughout the world and to ease disparities in human welfare. To accomplish this, we cooperate with partner organizations and scientific communities internationally. We also work to increase the capacity of both individual national academies and regional and global networks of academies to provide evidence-based advice to their governments, policy makers, and the public, thus strengthening and shaping policy and programs worldwide. To learn more, visit our International Activities website...