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Category: ASciNA Virtual Talk

Technology is The Message: How Tech Diplomacy is transforming the International System

Martin Rauchbauer is the Founder of the Tech Diplomacy Network in San Francisco and the Executive Director at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside. His expertise is at the intersection of diplomacy, arts, technology, and the environment.

Clean Energy Jobs in a Net-Zero World

Dr. Pauer will examine what Canada’s energy sector will look like in 2050 in a net-zero world. Spoiler alert: While emissions will plunge, energy jobs certainly will not.

Taking the pressure out of self-promotion!

Take the fear out of publicity and get insights on how to network and tell your story effectively. Hear about an interactive approach to social media and how to achieve attainable PR goals.

Making of the Exhibition “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971”

Dr. Doris Berger is the Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. She was previously a Getty Postdoc Fellow, a Curator at the Skirball Cultural Center, and the Director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany.

How to start your own business, funding options, live and work in Austria after having lived abroad

We invite you to join a presentation on “How to start your own business, funding options, live and work in Austria after having lived abroad” including a Q&A Session led by Michaela Laussegger and Katja Otter of Austrian Business Agency. Date: March 20, 2023 Time: 11 AM Eastern

Politik in Österreich – Mythos und Wirklichkeit

Einführung und Überblick über die österreichische Innenpolitik in der aktuellen Gesetzgebungsperiode. ASciNA Virtual Talk am 23. Jänner 2023, 09:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Central / 12:00 PM Eastern / 18:00h MEZ

The Global Clean-Energy Race

While no legislation is perfect, the US Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will be a game changer for the transition to clean-energy sources, both in America and around the world. By doubling down on forward-looking industrial policy, the US is suddenly poised to give Europe, China, and others a run for their money. In this ASciNA talk, Gernot Wagner will discuss the global implications of the clean-energy race, the opportunities, and the pitfalls.

New Insights into Quantitative MRI of the Brain

Quantitative MRI is a vast growing field and allows to map and estimate biophysical properties of tissue. In the human brain quantitative MRI techniques to assess iron and myelin content are of special interest to study various neurological disorders or changes of the brain during aging.

A Sweet Secret— recovering the voices of Michael Feuerstein and Hansi Niese from a 1920ies Vienna

The celebrated Austrian play, Ein Süsses Geheimnis (A Sweet Secret) from 1927, which later became a popular German film with the Meryl Streep of the day, Hansi Niese, brings to life a forgotten feminist comedy from pre-Holocaust Vienna, where diversity and progressive thought were still possible. This romantic comedy centers around a self-determined matriarch, Therese, helping her three daughters navigate the expectations of rigid, societal beliefs – often leading by example – as they find their way into adulthood. Moving back and forth between the archive of its time both through the re-appropriation of Nazi newsreels and propaganda films, as well as ephemeral films of the time (Baker Archives), and the new staging of the play, this new film by Bernadette Wegenstein, currently in development, will take the audience inside a theater space where a vibrant environment of escapism smashes against the harsh reality of its time, which is as vivid as it was 80 years ago.

Immune responses induced by COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination and infection are two different paths to immunity. Understanding human immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccines is of interest for a panoply of reasons. mRNA vaccines have demonstrated impressive protection from COVID-19; however, durability of immunity has been a major unknown.