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Issues in Technology and Policy Seminar Series
Renee Robins
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Many policy issues involve the application, commercialization, and control of technologies. This seminar series will explore selected issues in technology and policy, including examples from areas such as the environment, telecommunications, energy, and materials (specific topics to be determined). Bring brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tpp
Contact: Renee Robins, E40-381, x3-7662, rrobins@mit.edu
Sponsor: Technology and Policy Program

Global Warming and Sustainable Energy: What are the Realities?
Mike Golay
To effectively employ technology to reduce global warming, technologies of different scales and designs are needed along with an ambitious deployment effort. How can resources be mobilized? Can policy measures overcome inherent difficulties? This seminar will discuss sustainable energy technologies in terms of needs, availability and deployment.
Tue Jan 4, 12-01:30pm, E40-298, light refreshments;bring lunch

Space Policy: the Early Years
Annalisa Weigel
This seminar will look at the early history of international space policy, ranging from UN Treaties and Conventions to Presidential Decision Directives and the race to the moon. Geared to a general MIT audience, curiosity but no specific knowledge required. Come prepared for an interactive session, as this will not be your average history lesson.
Tue Jan 11, 12-01:30pm, E40-298, light refreshments;bring lunch

Napster Revisited: The Present and Future Case for Music, the Internet, and Copyright Law
Frank Field
Digital distribution of music confronts us with questions about copyright, technology and the role of government. Rhetoric around cases like Napster steers us toward simple answers that belie the complexity of the issues. This seminar will address the many policy issues involved and how their resolution will shape the future of the music industry.
Tue Jan 18, 12-01:30pm, E40-298, light refreshments;bring lunch

Renee Robins
Tue Jan 25, 12-01:30pm, E40-298, light refreshments;bring lunch
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