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The Potomac Institute Press is pleased to announce that the new edition of Best Available Science: Fundamental Metrics for Evaluation of Scientific Claims is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Click here to access order page.
In this updated and revised edition of Best Available Science: Fundamental Metrics for Evaluation of Scientific Claims, authors A. Alan Moghissi, Michael Swetnam, Betty R. Love and Sorin R. Straja draw on their decades of experience to provide straightforward, easy-to-understand guidance for policymakers tasked with evaluating scientific claims. Scientists and non-scientists alike will find the step-by-method outlined here to be invaluable in a world where new scientific developments are reported at a breathtaking pace.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Board of Regents Member Dr. Rita Colwell was recently presented with the Stockholm Water Prize for 2010, for her work in combating waterborne infectious diseases. Dr. Colwell is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In announcing Dr. Colwell's award, the Stockholm International Water Institute said, "She has made exceptional contributions to control the spread of cholera, a waterborne pathogen that infects 3 to 5 million people and leads to an estimated 120,000 deaths each year. Through her groundbreaking research, innovations and decades of scientific leadership, she has defined our current understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases and developed the use of advanced technologies to halt their spread." Click here to read more.
Dr. Wadsworth has been President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute since January 2009. Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, executing about $6B of work annually and employing about 21,000 people. Formed in 1925 as a charitable trust and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle counts among its successes the development of the Xerox machine, pioneering work on the compact disc, and a number of innovations in medical technology, telecommunications, environmental waste treatment, homeland security, and transportation.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. He is an outspoken critic of terrorism and militancy, and writes and lectures frequently on the dangers of misinterpreting Islamic texts to support violence. In a recent episode of ABC News' 20/20, Dr. Hamid talks about his own early involvement in militancy, and the misinterpretation of Islamic teaching that he says leads to terrorism. Dr. Hamid appears several times in the broadcast. Click here to watch the episode in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith takes aim at Russia's plan to sell missiles to Syria, in a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula. Amb. Smith writes that Russia will provide Syria with P-800 Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles under a contract worth more than $300 million. What's more, he writes that US and Israeli attempts to object have been complicated by a recent Israel-Russia military cooperation agreement and by Washington's dedication to a "reset" policy. Pointing out that the US and allies are simultaneously maintaining an arms embargo against Georgia, Amb. Smith writes, "It is apparently OK to arm a cutthroat dictatorship that arms the terrorist Hezbollah and Hamas. But it is apparently not OK to provide a fellow democracy with the weapons it needs for its legitimate defense in the face of Russian invasion and occupation." Click below to read the article in full.
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- Gerald Edelman, MD, PhD, is Navigator Award Winner
- Board of Regents Member John Young on Federal News Radio
- Turkey at a Crossroads
- Elon Musk is Navigator Award Winner
- ICTS Event: "Al-Qaida: Quo Vadis?"
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Koran Burning Threat
- Arden L. Bement, Jr., PhD, to Receive Navigator Award
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Mosque Controversy
- Senior Research Fellow James Barnett on Fighting Childhood Obesity
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on the Meaning of "Moderate"
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
Hosted by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
At the Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St, Ste 200
Inter-University Center for...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...
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