Technology and Science

Backgrounder

China’s Anti-Satellite Test

Author: Carin Zissis

China's anti-satellite test in January drew international condemnation but also piqued interest in some quarters about instituting a space weapons ban.

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Book

Digital Dragon

Author: Adam Segal

Can China become a true global economic power? That depends on the evolution of the Chinese high-technology sector. The industry's success or failure will determine whether China becomes a modern economy or simply a large one, argues CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal in the first detailed look at a major institutional experiment with high-tech endeavors in China.

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Book

Technological Innovation and Economic Performance

Authors: Benn Steil, David G. Victor, and Richard R. Nelson

A seminal volume bringing together the research and critical thinking of many of the world's top macro- and micro-economists to provide a unique, multifaceted perspective on the causes of technological innovation and its relationship to economic performance. Through the use of detailed, up-to-date country and industry studies, Technological Innovation and Economic Performance provides the most authoritative and detailed analysis of this topic ever assembled.

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Contingency Planning Memorandum

Dangerous Space Incidents

Author: Micah Zenko

Dangerous incidents in outer space pose an increasing threat to U.S. assets and risk escalating into militarized crises. Douglas Dillon Fellow Micah Zenko details how the Obama administration could reduce the likelihood of such crises, or mitigate their consequences should they occur.

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Event

Can Bitcoin Go Mainstream?

Despite being criticized by many economists as being inherently deflationary and eyed with suspicion by government financial regulators, Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity. Gavin Andresen from the Bitcoin Foundation and Douglas Rediker of the Petersen Institute of International Economics discuss what Bitcoin is and where it is headed in the future.

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Event

Plugging In and Speaking Out: the Internet, the Public, and Policymaking

As more citizens turn online for information and opinions, the Internet plays an increasingly central role in empowering and shaping public involvement in the political process on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the Dubai Ports controversy. As elections approach, join Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie for a discussion on how the Internet has changed the public’s role in policymaking, and how current trends may impact the future.

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meeting

**You are welcome to bring a guest to this event.**

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