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Concerns about the politicization of science and the regulatory process are not new. By pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, science can challenge prevailing norms and socio-economic relationships. The pursuit of fact can be difficult, but the benefits scientific advances have brought to human society are unquestioned.  Over the years, the Marshall Institute has sponsored activities that discuss the intersection of science and public policy generally as well as in the context of our focused programs.

Latest Science and Tech Articles

Commentary: Greece and Puerto Rico: Looking at the Future

George Santayana famous quote about those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it, should be taken very seriously by our federal government and our economic situatiion. The economie disasters in Greece and Puerto Rico are analogous to looking in the mirror. Both have piled debt upon debt, have low labor participation […]

Making it Work

The Pew Research Center has conducted polls over the past several years on the public’s confidence in government. The results are not encouraging nor surprising. In 2010, 74% rated the federal bureaucracy as only fair or poor. Last year, 75% said they trust the federal government to do what is right only some of the […]

Hardly Academic

Why Diplomacy and Science Need Each Other At U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s side when he negotiated a framework nuclear deal with Iranian diplomats this spring was physicist Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy. His presence spoke to the rise of “science diplomacy,” which can take the form of scientists helping diplomats, diplomats helping […]

Armed and Ready: The Pentagon’s Assertive New Cyber Strategy

When the U.S. Department of Defense released its latest cyber strategy last week, it laid more than just another brick in the edifice of cybersecurity that the government has been building for decades. Coming just a few weeks after President Barack Obama’s Executive Order setting out a policy framework for sanctioning malicious cyber actors, the […]

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