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Symposium: 'The State of Science Policy'

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The Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs of AAAS invites you to "The State of Science Policy," a symposium on contemporary issues in science policy,  on the occasion of the retirement of Albert H. Teich. Over the course of a distinguished career, Al has contributed to many aspects of the field. The symposium will present the current state of practice along several dimensions. 

Featuring talks by: 
Kei Koizumi
Former Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program
Irwin Feller
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Penn State University
Kerri-Ann Jones
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Thursday, December 15, 2011
3:00 p.m. ET
Reception to follow

AAAS Auditorium, 2nd floor
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Entrance at 12th and H Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Al Teich is Senior Policy Adviser at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.   From 1990 through 2010, he served as Director of Science and Policy Programs at AAAS. 

Dr. Teich is a Fellow of AAAS and the recipient of the 2004 Award for Scientific Achievement in Science Policy from the Washington Academy of Sciences. He is past president of the Academy; past chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, where he remains a member of the executive committee; and a member of the following: the Technical Advisory Committee of the Maine Space Grant Consortium, the Norwegian Research and Technology Forum in the United States, the program committee for the 2012 Euroscience Open Forum, and the Council of Advisors for Research and Innovation Strategy of the National University of Singapore.

He received his bachelor's degree in physics and his PhD in political science, both from M.I.T.   Prior to joining the AAAS staff in 1980, he held positions at George Washington University, the State University of New York, and Syracuse University.   Al is the author of numerous articles and editor of several books, including Technology and the Future, the most widely used college textbook on technology and society, the twelfth edition of which was published by Thompson/Cengage Learning in 2011.