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Policy and Global Affairs
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The Resilient America Roundtable is featured as one of three “Good Practices on Risk Management and Risk Resilience” in the World Economic Forum’s report Global Risks 2015, Tenth Edition, released earlier this year, which highlights significant long-term risks worldwide along with initiatives that seek to address them.
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On its USAdarFarsi Facebook page, the U.S. Department of State recognized the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the University of California, Berkeley, for their collaborative work on seismology with Iranian scientists and civil engineers. The institutions co-sponsored a U.S.-Iran workshop in August 2015 to explore how to retrofit schools so that they are more resistant to earthquake damage.
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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Resilient America Featured in World Economic Forum Report
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U.S.-Iran Workshop Highlighted by State Department
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

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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...