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TBD List for Colloquium alumni

This year’s AMS Summer Policy Colloquium is a wrap. The participants have all made it home. Back at the office, we’re closing out the books and writing inadequate acknowledgments to the distinguished speakers who took time out of their crazily-busy … Continue reading

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Policy.

“Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin “I never had a policy. I just tried to do my very best each and every day.” – Abraham Lincoln “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and … Continue reading

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At the AMS Summer Community Meeting: Paul Higgins’ talk.

Paul Higgins, a long-time senior policy fellow with the AMS, was named director of the Policy Program this past May. Summer Community Meeting organizers provided him a half-hour time slot on Thursday morning, August 15, to share his vision for … Continue reading

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Akiva Fishman’s summer in Liberia. Part 1.

When we think summer, many of us settle for a brief getaway – to the beach perhaps, or the mountains, or perhaps some pleasant foreign spot.  We think of R&R. Some, however, especially the younger folks, challenge themselves. They seek … Continue reading

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Closing reflections on the 2011 Colloquium and the future of the human race.

The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium in a nutshell? A ten-day discussion on the challenges of Living on the Real World – the world that is at one and the same time, globally and locally, a resource we can’t do without, … Continue reading

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Colloquy is better than Soliloquy – “draft-tweets” from Colloquium participants

In each Colloquium, we emphasize that the policy process, especially here in the United States, is shaped by the reality that it occurs in a goldfish bowl, under the constant, pervasive scrutiny of the press, a press that now takes … Continue reading

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Scientists! Don’t just stand there; dance!

“Dance with your heart, and your feet will follow.” (variously attributed.) “Make love your aim.” –the apostle Paul (1 Cor. 14:1)[1] The 2020 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium is entering its second day, and I’m again reminded why it’s my favorite … Continue reading

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A sextillion little grey cells, all thinking fast-and-slow, all needing to up-their-game at both.

“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” ― Daniel Kahneman, (Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011) “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! … Continue reading

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Facing the future – without that face mask.

“My good players have all broken their noses a couple of times.” Clark (Ted) Miller, while football coach at Wilkinsburg High School, ca. 1950’s[1]. Face mask? Not talking about that cloth thing that we’re all wearing nowadays. Read on. Every one of … Continue reading

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AMS second-century countdown. Four who deserve our thanks.

The previous LOTRW post singled out Bill Gail (and his entire Centennial Committee and their extended network) for all their work in getting us to this 2020-moment. But AMS-member-gratitude shouldn’t stop there. We should also express our thanks to the four … Continue reading

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