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2008 AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy
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Marburger: A Look Back—and a Look Ahead
[11 June 2008]
Presidential science adviser John H. Marburger III talked to the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy about the Bush administration's accomplishments—and challenges awaiting his successor.
"Massive Demographic Riptide" Looms
[9 June 2008]
A shrinking developed world and expanding developing world pose economic and security risks over the next several decades, a population expert says at a AAAS forum.
Living Stronger, Smarter and Healthier
[6 June 2008]
Widespread use of mind and body enhancement technologies is "inevitable," experts said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy. But at what point does enhancement become unethical?
"The Policy Context for R&D in FY2009"
[4 June 2008]
In this text of his address to the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy, White House Science Adviser John H. Marburger III reviewed the developments of recent years—and offered some counsel for the future.
A Vision for 2009—and Beyond
[30 May 2008]
With the U.S. presidential election just six months away, science leaders at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy began outlining an ambitious agenda for a new administration.
A "Devastating" Effect on U.S. Research
[30 May 2008]
In remarks at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy, former U.S. Rep. John E. Porter was bluntly critical of recent U.S. science policy and urged researchers to mobilize for the 2008 election.
New Media Pioneers Convey the 'Cool' of Science
[27 May 2008]
Blogs, virtual worlds, hip science magazines—a new media universe is emerging, and a AAAS panel discussed how a tech-savvy generation of global citizens is getting S&T news.
The Start of a Beautiful Friendship?
[21 May 2008]
In a talk at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy, former CIA chief R. James Woolsey imagines John Muir and General George Patton in surprising agreement on energy and security issues.
Panel Explores Role of Advocacy in Science
[19 May 2008]
While science can be a powerful tool for resolving important issues, a AAAS panel warned that its misuse can lead to misguided policies and a loss of public trust of scientists.
U.S. Suffers "Sustained Complacency" on Innovation
[15 May 2008]
The U.S. needs a more comprehensive innovation policy if it is to keep pace with China and India, S&T policy expert Lewis M. Branscomb said in AAAS's annual William D. Carey Lecture.
21st Century S&T: Global Problems, Global Solutions
[14 May 2008]
In a discussion at the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy, experts predicted that an "extreme future" will require nations to innovate cooperative problem-solving efforts.