2011 AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy

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Thursday, May 5

8:30 AM Welcome

Nina V. Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology; and President, AAAS
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8:40 AM BUDGETARY AND POLICY CONTEXT FOR R&D IN FY 2012 (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Nina V. Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology; and President, AAAS

Keynote Address: John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
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AAAS Overview of R&D in the FY 2012 Proposed Budget
Patrick J. Clemins, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program, AAAS
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Demographic Patterns Driving Public Policy Decisions
Robert M. Groves, Director, U.S. Census Bureau
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The Global Economic/Political Picture
Catherine L. Mann, Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance, International Business School, Brandeis University
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A View on Research and Innovation Issues from Congress
David Marc Pomerantz, Minority Staff Director, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
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12:15 Noon Luncheon

Presiding: Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS, and Executive Publisher, Science

Address: Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation
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2:00 PM MAJOR ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (Concurrent Sessions)

(A) Communicating Science for Policy

Moderator: Rick Borchelt, Special Assistant for Public Affairs, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
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Cornelia Dean, Science Writer and Former Editor, Science Section, The New York Times; author of Am I Making Myself Clear? A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public
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Nancy Baron, Director of Science Outreach, Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS); author of Escape From the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter
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Scott Doney, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Dennis Meredith, Independent Science Writer; Consultant on Research Communications; author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work
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(B) Emerging Issues in Scientific Integrity: Institutional and Personal Perspectives

Moderator: David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Member, AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy
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Felicity Barringer, National Environmental Correspondent, The New York Times
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George Gray, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health; and Director, Center for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University; and former Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency
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Francesca Grifo, Senior Scientist and Director, Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
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Alan D. Thornhill, Science Advisor to the Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
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(C) The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Scientific and Policy Perspectives

Moderator: Terry D. Garcia, Executive Vice President for Mission Programs, National Geographic Society

Policy and Administrative Issues in Doing Science in Emergency Situations
Christopher D’Elia, Professor and Dean, School of the Coast and Environment,Louisiana State University
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The Oil Spill’s Effects on Human Health: What We Know and Need to Know
Bernard D. Goldstein, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
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What’s Needed for the Future in Policy and in Science: An Agency Perspective
David Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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What’s Needed for the Future in Policy and in Science: A Congressional Perspective
Michal Freedhoff, Policy Director, Office of Representative Edward J. Markey
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5:30 PM THE WILLIAM D. CAREY LECTURE (public invited)

Presiding: Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS; and Executive Publisher, Science

U.S. Competitiveness in the 21st Century: Why an Eternal Optimist is Worried
Address: Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering
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Friday, May 6
7:45 AM Breakfast

Presiding: Nina V. Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology; and President, AAAS

Address: Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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9:00 AM NATIONAL INNOVATION STRATEGIES: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF CRITICAL QUESTIONS (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Yolanda Comedy, Independent Consultant; and Chair, AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy
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Science and Innovation-Based Trends in the U.S.
Richard A. Bendis, President and CEO, Innovation America; and editor, Innovation Daily
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A Comparison of the National Innovation Strategies of Key Nations
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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Panelists for Roundtable Discussion:
Debra M. Amidon, Founder and CEO, ENTOVATION International Ltd.
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Richard A. Bendis, President and CEO, Innovation America; and editor, Innovation Daily
David Hart, Professor, School of Public Policy; and Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy, George Mason University
Michael Mandel, Senior Fellow, Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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12:00 Noon Luncheon

Presiding: Edward G. Derrick, Acting Director, Science and Policy Programs, AAAS

Address: Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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1:45 PM U.S. RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: HOW MANY DO WE NEED? HOW MANY CAN WE AFFORD? (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Albert H. Teich, Senior Policy Advisor, AAAS
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Tobin Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities
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Debra Stewart, President, Council of Graduate Schools
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Irwin Feller, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Pennsylvania State University
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