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: Life as We [Don't] Know It

Markus Schmidt
  You've heard of DNA, but what about XNA? XNA is a product of xenobiology, which is the development of new organisms using a genetic code tha...

ISGP Podcast: Oration on Fermentation

Linda Duffy
Fermenting foods might be a culinary fad, but could it also be a key to food and nutritional security of the future? Lactic acid bacteria  are the...

ISGP Podcast: Waste Not, Want Not

Rachael Goldstein
  What are the biggest sources of food waste at different levels of the food system, and what can corporations do to prevent food losses? &...

ISGP Podcast: We've Got the Power


The problem with alternative sources of energy and water is that it is hard to overhaul a fully developed system.  Our infrastructure must be prepare...

ISGP Podcast: Arctic Fish to Fry


Indigenous peoples in the Arctic are facing nutritional deficiencies and other food security challenges associated with changing food systems and clim...

ISGP Podcast: Audience Knows Best

Dr. Arthur Lupia
If science isn’t communicated properly, then not only does it lose value, but any of that potentially useful information, could be drowned out by mo...

Water and Fire: Impacts of Climate Change


This book contains policy position papers, summaries of the critical debate of each paper, and the areas of consensus and actionable next steps reache...

ISGP Podcast: The Moral Instruments

H. Morgan Scott, Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University
Food supply ethics – that is a real moral dilemma.  As a global population swells in the direction of 9 billion, food security is at stake. But who...