2012 Forum

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Thursday, April 26

8:30 AM
Welcome

Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS; Executive Publisher, Science
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8:40 AM
BUDGETARY AND POLICY CONTEXT FOR R&D IN FY 2013 (Plenary Session)

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

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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A Conversation with the President’s Science Advisor
Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS; Executive Publisher, Science
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AAAS Overview of R&D in the FY 2013 Proposed Budget
Matthew Hourihan, Director, R&D Budget Analysis Program, AAAS
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Congress and the FY 2013 Budget
The Honorable Lamar Smith, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX); Chair, Judiciary Committee; Member, Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Homeland Security
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The Global Economic and Political Picture
David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor-at-Large, Foreign Policy Magazine; and President and CEO, Garten Rothkopf

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12:15 Noon
Luncheon

Presiding: Shirley M. Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS

Address: S. James Gates, Jr., John S. Toll Professor of Physics; and Director, Center for String and Particle Physics, University of Maryland-College Park; and Member, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
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2:00 PM
CURRENT ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (Breakout Sessions)
(A) How Voters Actually Think About Issues

Moderator: Michael Brintnall, Executive Director, American Political Science Association
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Shankar Vedantam, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio; and author of The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
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John R. Hibbing, Foundation Regents University Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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(B) Start-up Tech Firms: Funing and Policy Challenges

Moderator: Richard Miller, Senior Vice President and Editor of NetNews, National Association of Seed & Venture Funds

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Doug Rand, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
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Julie Goonewardene, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Kansas; and President, Kansas University’s Center for Technology Commercialization
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(C) Why – and How – the Federal Budget Process Must Be Reformed

Moderator: David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; and Director, Fiscal Policy Program, New America Foundation
Kenny Kraft, Director, Legislative Affairs – Appropriations, The Boeing Company

4:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONTINUED
(D) When People are Research Subjects: Ethical and Policy Questions 

Moderator: Jerry A. Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, U.S. Department for Health and Human Services
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Vivian Ota Wang, Program Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Heidi Li Feldman, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University

Gwendolyn Reece, Director of Research, Teaching and Learning, American University Library

 

(E) R&D Evaluation During Tight Budget Times

Moderator: Dahlia Sokolov, Minority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

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Kaye Husbands Fealing, Senior Program Officer, Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council
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John L. King, Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch, Resource and Rural Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Jérôme Pischella, Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Canada – Washington, DC

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(F) Regulation and Communication of Risky Science: The Bird-Flu Papers as a Case Study 

Moderator:  Kavita Berger, former Associate Program Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, AAAS

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law; and Faculty Director, Center for Law and the Public’s Health, Georgetown University Law Center
Robert Cook-Deegan, Director, Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

David Brown, Staff Writer, The Washington Post; and Supervising Physician, Baltimore

5:45 PM
THE WILLIAM D. CAREY LECTURE

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

An Audacity of Imagination
Address: The Honorable Jeff Bingaman, Member, United States Senate (D-NM); Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Member, Committees on Finance; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Joint Economic Committee
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Friday, April 27

8:00 AM
Breakfast

Presiding: Mary Woolley, President, Research!America

Address: Sally J. Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
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9:30 AM
INTERNATIONAL TRENDS: A LONG-TERM VIEW OF THE FUTURE AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY’S PLACE IN IT (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer, AAAS

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John Regas, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

James Andrew Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

11:00 AM
COPING WITH BLEAK BUDGETS (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Joanne Padrón Carney, Director, Office of Government Relations, AAAS
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Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Vice President for Research, Regents’ Professor of Meteorology; Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor, University of Oklahoma

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Carrie Wolinetz, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, Association of American Universities

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Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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12:30 PM
Luncheon

Presiding: Norman Neureiter, Acting Director and Senior Advisor, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, AAAS

Address: E. William Colglazier, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State

2:00 PM
CAN THE U.S. INNOVATE ITS WAY TO JOBS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY? (Plenary Session)

Moderator: Edward Derrick, Chief Program Director, Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs, AAAS

Andrew P. McAfee, Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; co-author of Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy
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Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University; and National Bureau of Economic Research

Michael R. Nelson, Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, Georgetown University

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