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Policy and Global Affairs
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Lauren Alexander Augustine, director of the Resilient America Roundtable, will speak at an event today hosted by The Atlantic in New Orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Augustine will participate in a panel starting at 3:30 p.m. CDT (2:30 EDT) that will explore how to strengthen the resilience of U.S. communities. Watch the webcast.
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On Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. EDT the Academies' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will host a free public webinar to discuss technical approaches that have been proposed for intervening in Earth’s climate system to counter climate change. Speakers include Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science and nominee to be the next NAS president, and Ken Caldeira, senior scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Register in advance for the webinar.
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...
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Applications for the 2016 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program are now available. The program gives early-career individuals the opportunity to spend 12 weeks in Washington, D.C., learning about science and technology policy.
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Webcast on Resilience of U.S. Communities
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Aug. 19 Webinar on Climate Intervention
Initiative on Human Gene Editing
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Initiative on Human Gene Editing
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Applications for Mirzayan Fellowship Program
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Application for the 2016 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship are now available.
*The deadline by which the application must be submitted is September 9, 2015.

GUIRR's next webinar: Tech-to-Market Best Practices at ARPA-E
Panelist: David Henshall
, Technology-to-Market Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
(ARPA-E)  1:00 pm

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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International ActivitiesInternational Activities of the U.S. National Academies

Here at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 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...