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10th Annual Dupont Summit Videos

Videos have been posted for the:
10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and
Environmental Policy
The Dupont Summit is an academic conference presented every year on the first Friday of December. The conference brings together academics, government, business and social leaders from a variety of backgrounds to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment.  The most recent conference took place on Friday, December 1, 2017. 

The Ethical Considerations on Health Databases, Biobanks, and the updated Physician’s Oath of Hippocrates

The Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University (GMU)
Invites the Faculty, Students and Staff to
The Ethical Considerations on Health Databases, Biobanks, and the updated Physician’s Oath of Hippocrates
Dr. Otmar Kloiber
Secretary General, World Medical Association (WMA)
Moderated by Dr. Mark J. Rozell,
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy and Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government
Monday, December 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Founders Hall, Room 121 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
The revised physician oath is a modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath for physicians around the world which has been approved by the World Medical Association in 2017. It reflects changes over the decades in the relationships between physicians and their patients and between physicians themselves. The WMA Declaration is intended to cover the collection, storage and use of identifiable data and biological material beyond the individual care of patients. In concordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, it provides additional ethical principles for their use in Health Databases and Biobanks which can accelerate the improvement in the understanding of health, diseases, and the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and quality of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Organized by: The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices, and co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization, the American Public University System, and the World Medical and Health Policy Journal.
The event is free but must register at
For further information contact: Arnauld Nicogossian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or message at 703 728 7277.

Dupont Summit 2016: Preliminary List of Speakers



Dupont Summit 2016
Friday December 2nd, at the Historic Whittemore House in Washington DC
We will continue updating the list with abstracts and speakers' names as we continue to develop the program

Proposal Guidelines - MED 18

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Middle East Dialogue 2018:
A New Collective Vision
Friday, March 23, The historic Whittemore House, Washington DC 
The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) are pleased to announce the Middle East Dialogue 2018.

The Middle East Dialogue (MED) has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views about issues of social, political, and economic reforms.  In addition, discussions go on concerning women's rights and roles in the new Middle East, and ethnic and religious tolerance.

Proposals are sought from individuals or groups on topics relating to the areas mentioned above. Proposals can be configured variously as twenty minute individual presentations, or round table discussions on particular topics. Proposals are encouraged to explore present, past and futuristic approaches to these issues and "what if" scenarios, as well as conflict resolution, and problem-solving solutions. Visit the main site to see lists of presenters, proposals, and videos from previous years. Papers presented at the MED will have the opportunity to be published.

Proposals of one to two pages should be sent as email attachments by or before February 23, 2018 to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez Sandoval at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Proposals submitted by the early deadline will be given priority. A panel of reviewers from the Digest of the Middle East Studies International Editorial Board, will recommend select papers for publications in the peer-reviewed journal DOMES, published by Wiley-Blackwell. 

Conference fee*:
The Policy Studies Organization and Westphalia Press want the conferences open to as many as possible and have non-financial co-sponsors, so a simple request will forgive the registration fee. We do need people to register however (link at the top of the page), because we need the number coming for catering, seating, printing, etc. When you register simply indicate that you wish to have the registration waived and it will be our pleasure.
The conference registration fee* is $200 for presenters and $250 for attendees. Checks can be mailed to the PSO at:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 349-9281; Fax (202) 483-2657
*Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Development and Programs Associate, Gabriella Fernandes, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-sponsors of MED include: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM); American Public University System (APUS); the Next Century Foundation (NCF), and the Capital Communications Group, Inc. (CCG).  Other sponsors are invited and will be listed on MED2016 and PSO web sites, program announcements, DOMES and other PSO journals, and final program to be distributed at the conference.

We hope that you join us in Washington on March 23, 2018, in what promises to be another successful gathering of scholars and policy makers to discuss issues dealing with this vital part of our global economy and strategy.


Prof. Mohammed Aman, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, DOMES
Co-Chair, MED2015
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Prof. Paul Rich, PhD
Co-Chair, MED2015
President, Policy Studies Organization
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Call for Papers: International Criminology Conference 2017

Call for Proposals:
International Criminology Conference 2017
Friday, October 20th
at the Historic Whittemore House in Washington DC
The PSO invites you to submit a proposal for the upcoming event. The first conference in 2016 was a success and we look forward to expanding the event in terms of topics being addressed and invited participants. Click for more details.

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