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Topical Education of Citizens

Description:

Our civilization has reached a point where information about many complex and critical topics is generated at a rate faster than human capacity to assimilate it through a reflective approach that is clear, and open-minded. As a result, polarization of views is becoming more common when confronted with significant societal problems, including those involving science and technology, causing dysfunction in the governance of society. New, innovative, non-traditional ways of providing topical public education germane to those issues to the social marketplace are likely needed. Proposals are invited that address the above need and provide education not only about the problems but also potential solutions, including those spurred by interdisciplinary R&D approaches. The resultant product or service must be financially sustainable. A small sampling of such topical issues includes violence, automation, literacy, and sustainability.

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