About CReST

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is proud to introduce the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST). The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is a non-profit policy research institute that focuses on science, technology, and national security issues facing our society. The Institute hosts academic centers to study related policy issues through research, discussions, and forums. The Institute remains fiercely objective, owning no special allegiance to any single political party or private concern. Through the years, the Institute has remained a leader in providing meaningful policy options for science and technology specifically including national security, defense initiatives, and forecasting. CReST harbors individuals from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a complete outlook on the futures of science and technology from an academic and policy perspective. CReST intends to inform the public and government officials, alike, about the most pressing issues and concerns regarding the future of science and technology.

Over nearly two decades of work on science and technology policy issues, the Potomac Institute has become a leader in providing meaningful policy options for science and technology, including national security, defense initiatives, and S&T forecasting. The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) brings together individuals from a variety of backgrounds to foster discussion on science and technology futures from both an academic and policy perspective. CReST intends to develop new ideas about the future directions of science and technology, formulate strategies on how to achieve revolutionary gains in S&T, provide a forum to discuss the associated political, ethical, legal and social issues, and inform the public and policymakers to solve vital societal problems.

Contributors to the CReST Blog include:

  • Michael S. Swetnam, Chairman and CEO
  • Kathryn Schiller Wurster, Chief of Staff
  • Robert Hummel, Ph.D., Vice President of Research
  • Jennifer Buss, Ph.D., Research Fellow, CReST Fellow
  • Patrick Cheetham, Research Associate, CReST Fellow
  • Jennifer McArdle, Research Associate, CReST Fellow
  • Brian Barnett, Research Assistant

 

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