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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (United States)

Policy forum in the USA

Acronym: WWICS

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) is the nation’s key non‐partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community. The WWICS is steered by the Board of Trustees, led by Chairman Thomas R. Nides, is appointed to six‐year terms by the president of the United States. Trustees serve on various committees including executive, audit and finance, development, investment policy, and fellowship. The Wilson Center seeks to be the leading institution for in‐depth research and dialogue to inform actionable ideas on global issues in building a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. WWICS acts through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides tools and opportunities to join the national conversation. Within WWICS, the mission of the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) is to explore the scientific and technological frontier, stimulating discovery and bringing new tools to bear on public policy challenges that emerge as science advances. STIP studies a range of issues from strategic planning to risk management, technology assessment to regulatory reinvention, both domestically and internationally. Current project areas include nanotechnology, synthetic biology, citizen science and crowdsourcing, serious games, participatory technology assessment, transformative social networking, and geo‐engineering.
The STIP has planned and hosted thematic workshops for over a decade. Workshops held during the last year included, “Tracking a Changing Climate; Citizen Science Contributions to the National Climate Assessment”; “Europe’s 2050 Environmental Agenda: A Transitions Perspective”; “Complexity and the Art of Public Policy”; and, “Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop.” Workshops have been supported by government granting agencies, including the National Science Foundation, and through private foundations, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Pennsylvania Avenue NW 1300
20004 3027 Washington DC
United States