About Publications

ISGP publications seek to bridge the increasingly critical intersection between scientific and technological understanding, and the major societal issues shaping domestic and international policies.  All publications are made freely available online; most also are available in hard copy at a small charge.

ISGP’s online library includes the 3-page Policy Position Papers written by conference presenters, and Conference Books and Reports that include (i) the policy  papers debated at that conference, (ii)  not-for-attribution summaries of the debates,  (iii) areas of consensus and actionable next steps, and (iv) additional conference information.

The ISGP has produced Strategic Roadmaps for Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases (EPID), and for Food Safety, Security, and Defense (FSSD), as well as a variety of White Papers that could turn into conference series.

For further information or to receive copies of the ISGP books, contact Jennifer Boice, jboice@scienceforglobalpolicy.org.


Featured publications

ISGP Podcast: Hard to Resist

Dr. Timothy Palzkill
Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing public health concern. Infections caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (a.k.a. MRSA) a...

ISGP Podcast: The Land Before Food

Dr. Wendy Wolford
Large-scale land acquisition, or procurement of rural land by public and private investors, has become common in places like Africa, often to the detr...

ISGP Podcast: Keeping Up with the Climate

Kate Gordon
Did you know that climate change could cause decreases in labor productivity and increases in violent crime? How are climate-related economic losses r...

ISGP Podcast: Perception Reception

Dr. Robert Buchanan
Public perception of food safety risk is highly influenced by social media. In a world of infinite information sources, who can you trust when it come...

ISGP Podcast: Jekyll and Hyde

Dr. Amy Smithson
Synthetic biology has the potential to change live — it already does in some cases — in the world of infectious disease, food security, etc. But i...

ISGP Podcast: Synbio: Scary or Solution?

Dr. John Glass
In the first installment in a two-part miniseries on applying synthetic biology to the real world scientists and policy makers must balance the overwh...

ISGP Podcast: Food Systems Go

Dr. John Ingram
While advances in food production have progressed, nearly 1 billion people are still hungry, and about 2 billion more lack sufficient nutrients in the...

ISGP Podcast: License to Build

Dr. Eriko Takano and Dr. Rainer Breitling
The "building blocks" of synthetic biology can create new antimicrobials while switching the process of antibiotic discovery from industry-level to ac...