28 Oct

Science, Diplomacy, and International Cooperation

Date: October 28, 2008
Time: 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue NW
(entrance at 12th and H Streets NW)
Washington, DC 20005

Conference supported in part by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation 

Agenda:

1:00    Conference Opening Lecture  (View Video)
The Honorable Brian Baird, Ph.D. – Chair, House Science Subcommittee on Research and Science Education 
"Building Bridges through International Science Cooperation: A View from the Hill" 
The Honorable Russ Carnahan - Vice Chair, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, and Vice Chair, House Science Subcommittee on Research and Science Education 
Introduced by Alan Leshner, Ph.D. – CEO, AAAS, and Executive Publisher, Science
1:45    Panel I: Science Diplomacy from a Foreign Policy Perspective  (View Video)
Session Chair: Andrew Reynolds – Deputy Science Adviser, U.S. Department of State 
Panelists: 
Patrick Doherty – Director, U.S.-Cuba 21st Century Policy Initiative, New America Foundation 
Sheldon Himelfarb, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President and Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Science, Technology and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace 
Kristin Lord, Ph.D. – Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
3:00     Break
3:15    Panel II: University Roles in Promoting and Implementing Science Diplomacy  (View Video) 
Session Chair: Gene Skolnikoff, Ph.D. – Professor of Political Science Emeritus, MIT 
Panelists: 
Kirstin Matthews, Ph.D. – Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University    
Bud Rock – Vice President for Global Engagement, Arizona State University 
Stuart Thorson, Ph.D. – Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
4:30    Panel III: Science Organizations and Science Diplomacy  (View Video) 
Session Chair: Vaughan Turekian, Ph.D. – Chief International Officer, AAAS 
Panelists:    
John Boright, Ph.D. – Executive Director, International Affairs, U.S. National Academy of Sciences 
Cathleen Campbell – President and CEO, CRDF
5:30     Summary and Conclusion
6:00    Conference Closing Lecture  (View Video) 
The Honorable John Hamre, Ph.D. – President and CEO, CSIS 
"Smart Power: Science and International Cooperation" 
Introduced by Alan Leshner, Ph.D. – CEO, AAAS, and Executive Publisher, Science
7:00     Reception – 1st & 2nd Floor Reception Areas
Related Documents:
Influential Diplomats, Lawmakers and S&T Leaders Explore Promise—and Challenge—of Science Diplomacy 
Edward W. Lempinen 
AAAS News, November 24, 2008.