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Podcast: How We Manage Stuff [Research Assistantship]

Department: Elliott School Center for International Science & Technology Policy
Professor David Alan Grier

Project Description: “How We Manage Stuff” is a weekly audio podcast designed to give young leaders a more sophisticated understanding of technology and how it impacts organization. Available on over 20 major platforms, it combines in-depth interviews, thoughtful commentary, with sketch comedy. It’s guests have included Futurist George Dyson, WorldSpace (original XM Radio) Founding Executive Tiffany Norwood, ICANN Board Chair Steve Crocker, and Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen. The project has a staff of 8 and is currently lead by David Alan Grier (Honors Director Emeritus & Associate Professor of International Science & Technology Policy) and Tamara Carleton (Innovation Board Member, Stanford PhD and GW Honors Class ’97. The archive of episodes can be found at http://HowWeManageStuff.com

Duties: For Fall ’16, the Producer RA duties will involve during research ( and potentially some writing) of the scripts needed to complete the current season of the podcast. Duties will involve organizing and annotating scripts from the first six season of the show, researching background of the guests for the fall and researching the innovation system from DARPA, which underlies the major themes of the series. We are offering it as an 8 hour a week RA with credit but could adjust the requirements for the right candidate. We would ask for a short writing sample – a paper from GW class would be perfectly fine – and a statement of the qualities and skills that you would bring to the project. Inquiries can be sent to grier@gwu.edu

Time Commitment/Credits: 7-9 hours per week; 3 credits

To Apply: Submit a short writing sample and statement of the qualities and skills that you would bring to the project to grier@gwu.edu.