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: Remix to Ignition

Dr. Richard Alley
How do we know that excess atmospheric carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change? All the predictions say the same thing: temperatures...

ISGP Podcast: Risky Business

Dr. Paul Slovic
Are your responses to disease risk more analytical or emotional in nature? How can disease risk be better communicated to the individuals in order t...

ISGP Podcast: Say Cheese!

Dr. Iain Wright
How do you feel about GM technologies improving nutritional content and yield for both human and animal consumption? Livestock make up an extremely...

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...