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Helga Nowotny

Helga Nowotny

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Helga Nowotny is a former president of the European Research Council and Professor Emerita of Science and Technology Studies at ETH Zurich.

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  1. Climate Change Action Cannot Ignore Social Issues
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    Climate Change Action Cannot Ignore Social Issues

    Jan 2, 2019 Marc Fleurbaey, et al. argue that an environmentally-centered, technocratic push to halt global warming is destined to fail.

  2. Harnessing the Hope of Social Science
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    Harnessing the Hope of Social Science

    Jan 31, 2017 Helga Nowotny points out that researchers have been studying the root causes of recent political shocks for years.

  3. A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World
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    A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World

    Nov 29, 2016 Helga Nowotny says that the best way to manage uncertainty is to embrace it in the spirit of free inquiry.

  4. Fulfilling the Genomic Promise
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    Fulfilling the Genomic Promise

    Jul 9, 2013 Helga Nowotny

  5. Can Science Save Europe?
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    Can Science Save Europe?

    Jun 4, 2012 Helga Nowotny

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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