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AAAS Joins Call for Presidential Debate on Science and Innovation Issues
AAAS announced that it has joined Science Debate 2008, a major effort to mount a presidential debate on science, technology and the economy before the November election.
"Science and engineering have driven half the nation's growth in gross domestic product over the last half-century," said AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, "and lie at the center of many of the major policy and economic challenges the next president will face. We feel that a presidential debate on science would be helpful to America's national political dialogue." Leshner, who also serves as executive publisher of the journal Science, has joined the group's steering committee.
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