The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies held an Ambassadors' Forum Luncheon on Wednesday, March 24, from noon until 2 pm, entitled "Romania-US Strategic Partnership: Past Experience and Future Outlook." The guest speaker was Ambassador Adrian Vierita, the Ambassador of Romania to the United States. Click below to watch a video of the program.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies presented a guest lecture on March 26, from noon-2pm, by Peter Moskovitz, MD, entitled "Hamlet and the Neuroethics of Vengeance, Revenge and Redemption." The program is divided into two sections presented in two video clips below.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies, in conjunction with the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (CCNELSI, www.ccnelsi.com) presented a lecture on February 19.  Dr. Michael Chorost spoke on the use of cochlear implants and implications for further integration of technology into the human body in his talk "Cyborg Ear, Cyborg Mind."  Click below to watch the program in its entirety.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speaker’s alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

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On January 20, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Center for Environmental Economics and Ethics, under the direction of James Tate, Jr., Ph.D., hosted a day-long workshop entitled “Alternatives to Neoclassical Economics for Business and National Security.”  The program focused on the highly variable concept of “The New Green Economy” by attempting to clarify and expand conventional thinking on the relationships between economy and ecology.  To view a video of the program in its entirety, please click below.  (Please note: The start of the program was delayed by weather.  Please advance cursor 23 minutes along timeline to view opening remarks.)      

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On Monday, January 11, 2010, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies co-hosted a panel discussion on the future of the Middle East.  Panelists were drawn from the US Department of State, academia, and the media for an in-depth look at this volatile part of the world. 


The panel for the program included:
 
Chairmen:       
Prof. Yonah Alexander
Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies
 
Prof. Edgar H. Brenner
Co-Director, Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (at the International Law Institute)


Opening Remarks:   
Prof. Don Wallace
Chairman, International Law Institute

Panelists:
Patrick Worman
Regional Advisor - Near East/North Africa, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
 
Dr. Hillel Fradkin
Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute


Prof. Sebastian Gorka
Military Affairs Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Claude Salhani
Editor, Middle East Times; and author of While the Arab World Slept: The Impact of the Bush Years on the Middle East.


 

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