Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Teaching the History of Innovation

Teaching the History of Innovation

Date : Sat., October 18, 2008 to Sun., October 19, 2008 Category : Butcher History Institute

The teaching of U.S. and world history is incomplete if it does not address the history of innovation from economic, scientific/technological, and sociological perspectives. We feel it important for students to be encouraged both to explore the role of innovation in U.S. and world history and to develop their own sense of innovation and creativity.

Teaching the History of Innovation Conference Summary

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

Walter A. McDougall

Chairman - FPRI Board of Advisors

Co-Chairman - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Co-Chairman - Center for the Study of America and the West

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Welcoming Remarks for Teaching the History of Innovation

Keynote: Ideas: A History of Thought from Fire to Freud

Peter Watson

Lecturer, Oxford University

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From Stone to Silicon: A Brief Survey of Technology and Inventions

Lawrence Husick

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

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From Stone to Silicon (PDF)

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More Than Just Tools and Toys: Teaching Innovation

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The Relationship Between Social and Technological Change in American and Western History

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Risk and Re-org: Infrastructure Protection in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PDF)

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Social and Technological Change in Western History

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Teaching Innovation – A Panel Discussion

Lawrence Husick

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Paul Dickler

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow

Joy Hakim

Author

Dennis Shasha

Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

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Innovation and Invention: The Computer as a Case History

10/18/2008 - 8:15 AM to 9:10 AM
Rocco L. Martino

Chairman & CEO, CyberFone Technologies

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Dennis Shasha

Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Lawrence Husick

Moderator

Senior Fellow -

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War and Technology

Alex Roland

Professor of History, Duke University

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Innovation and the Growth of the American Economy: Lessons for Today

David Hounshell

Henry Luce Professor of Technology and Social Change, Carnegie Mellon University

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Innovation and the Growth of the American Economy: Lessons for Today (audio)

Location

Venue

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

MO Kansas City

Registration links

Register Deadline

Mon., August 27, 2012

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