Hitachi-AAAS Lecture Series

9 December 2015
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: Challenges of Using Highly Sensitive Measurement Technologies: From Explosives and Illegal Drug Detection Using Mass Spectrometer to Cancer Detection Using Nematodes
Featuring: Dr. Minoru Sakairi, Chief Scientist, Center for Exploratory Research, of the Research and Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd., and discussant Dr. Gerald L. Epstein, former AAAS Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy.

7 July 2015
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: The National Imperative for Big Science: Is There Still One?
Featuring: Dr. S. James Gates, Distinguished Unversity Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Physics

10 June 2014
Sixth Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Focus: he New Eco-System of Information: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data

13 May 2014
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: New Technologies on the Arms Control Front
Featuring: Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State

16 October 2013
Fifth Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Focus: How Shale Gas is Shaping Energy Security and Environmental Issues across the World

14 May 2013
Annual Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS
Focus: Time for Transformational Change in Global Environmental Policy
Featuring: Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environmental Facility

27 September 2012
Fourth Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Focus: Addressing Water Challenges

2 May 2012
Annual Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS
Focus: From DNA Sequencer to Single Cell Analysis: Development of Innovative Technologies and Instruments
Featuring: Hideki Kambara, Fellow, Hitachi, Ltd.
Discussant: Steven G. Boxer, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor in Chemistry, Stanford University

8 December 2011
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: How Thomas Edison Invented the Future
Featuring: Sarah Miller Caldicott

6 October 2011
Third Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Focus: Eco-Engineering: Building Sustainable Cities

28 October 2010
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: Synthetic Biology: What is it? What challenges does it pose to ethics and public policy?
Featuring: Thomas H. Murray, President and CEO, The Hastings Center (slides)

27 May 2010
Second Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Focus: Three Keys to Sustainable Urban Communities: Water, Power and Transportation

7 April 2010
Annual Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS
Focus: Healthcare of an Organization: Overcoming Silos in Society Featuring: Kazuo Yano, Hitachi, Ltd.
Discussant: Brad Allenby, Arizona State University

14 October 2009
Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society
Focus: Energy Technology for a Low Carbon Future
Featuring: Ernest J. Moniz, Professor of Physics and Cecil & Ida Green Distinguished Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

23 April 2009
Inaugural Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS
Focus: Brain Science
Featuring: Hideaki Koizumi, Hitachi Ltd., and Thomas Woosley, Washington University School of Medicine

5 March 2009
First Eco-Engineering Forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution
Focus: Meeting Energy Needs, Reducing Environmental Impact
Featuring: U.S. Senator John Kerry