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Presidential Campaign Forum on
Science and Technology Policy
Held at AAAS, October 5, 2000
Representatives of the presidential campaigns of Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore discussed the candidates’ plans and policies for science and technology at a forum on 5 October, sponsored by the Washington Science Policy Alliance, a coalition of institutions for discussions on science and technology. The debate can be accessed in recorded form on the Internet at the URLs listed below.
The event was held in the AAAS auditorium from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and was moderated by Joe Palca of National Public Radio, who currently is a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow.
Speaking for Governor Bush’s campaign was Robert Walker, former congressman from Pennsylvania and chairman of the House Science Committee. Walker currently is chairman and CEO of The Wexler Group and is the Texas Governor’s top science and R&D advisor. Speaking on behalf of Vice President Gore was David Beier, chief domestic policy advisor to the Vice President since April 1998; prior to that Beier was vice president of government affairs at Genentech.
Members of the Washington Science Policy Alliance include AAAS; Center for International Science and Technology Policy, George Washington University; Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Columbia University and Georgia Tech; Science & Technology Policy Program, George Mason University; Program in Science, Technology & International Affairs, Georgetown University; RAND Science & Technology Policy Institute; Science & Technology Policy Program, SRI International; Science & Technology Studies Program, Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Center. Please see the below for links to access the event via the Internet
URLs for Viewing the Presidential Campaign Forum on Science and Technology on October 5, 2000
The Webcast will be posted through URLs provided at this sites below.
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