Posts by Lindsey Marburger

Engage Now: Science Diplomacy in the Middle East

In the wake of revolution the U.S. must immediately engage with Egypt and Tunisia through S&T initiatives. The U.S. should: expedite student visas, fund additional scholarships, support dialogues between U.S and regional universities, and recommit existing S&T and education aid packages. S&T activities should be a key component of building better, more resilient relationships with […]

PCAST Federal Energy Policy Report Released

Yesterday morning the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its “Report to the President on Accelerating the Pace of Change in Energy Technologies Through an Integrated Federal Energy Policy.”  This report, requested by President Obama, issues recommendations for the Administration and the Department of Energy on how to “transform the energy […]

Engaging Yemen on the Sources of Insecurity

US aid for Yemen goes predominantly to military and hard security projects. To confront the key sources of instability the U.S. must look beyond military assistance. Tier two engagement will be a critical component of this strategy, especially in looking at challenges to natural resource and human security. As Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula […]

FAS High Performance Building Guide Featured on the Building America website

 FAS’ High Performance Building Guide for Habitat for Humanity affiliates is now published on the Building America (BA) website. To check out the Guide for yourself,  see the “Latest Additions” sidebar on the publications page or find the Guide on the BA website here or the FAS website here. Want to know more about the […]

Security in Yemen: Thinking Beyond Terrorism

• Yemen faces severe water shortages within the next decade • access to water resources is already a critical security matter in Yemen • to prevent large-scale resource conflict innovative water provision and management solutions are necessary Last week in Sana’a a British diplomatic convoy was attacked by Al Qaeda militants armed with an RPG. […]

A Guide to Better, Safer, Greener Affordable Housing

The Federation of American Scientists has just released its latest tool to improve energy efficiency, sustainability, healthfulness, and safety in the affordable housing market. In cooperation with six Habitat for Humanity affiliates from all over the U.S. and experts at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Eco-Affordable Housing: FAS Helps Habitat Build Green

The Building Technologies Program at FAS is releasing the High Performance Building Guide for Habitat for Humanity Affiliates This report provides practical guidelines, resources, and advice to improve the quality of affordable housing while minimizing cost Check the guide out here. High performance housing has long been the privilege of the high-end residential market.  Higher […]