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2008 Forum

Below is the 2008 Forum program, and links to speaker presentations and news coverage. This page will be updated as more presentations and articles become available. Mp3 Podcasts of most presentations are available; right-click the “mp3″ links to save, or click to listen)

2008 Program:

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Welcome: James McCarthy, President, AAAS (mp3)

Keynote Address: John H. Marburger, III, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (PDF slides from talk) (mp3) – (Q&A mp3)
- Text of prepared remarks (PDF)
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AAAS Analysis of Federal Budget Proposals for R&D in FY 2009 (PDF) Kei Koizumi, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program, AAAS (mp3) – (Q&A mp3)


Click here for AAAS News coverage of this sessionJames Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures (PDF) – (mp3)Melinda Kimble, Senior Vice President, United Nations Foundation (PDF) – (mp3)”The Post-Scientific Society” (link to original article) Christopher T. Hill, Professor of Public Policy and Technology, George Mason University – (mp3)

(panel Q&A – mp3)


Introduction from Ross Armbrecht – (mp3)Address: John Kao, Founder, Kao & Company; author, Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and How We Can Get It Back (link to book web site) – (mp3)

(A) Human Enhancement: Promise and/or Threat?

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Moderator, David Rejeski – (mp3)An Overview of Key Issues in Human Enhancement Efforts (PDF)

Thomas H. Murray, President, The Hastings Center – (mp3)Sports Applications (PDF)

Theodore Friedmann, Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego – (mp3)Military Applications (PDF)

John A. Parmentola, Director, Research and Laboratory Management, U. S. Army – (mp3)Age Extension (PDF)

S. Jay Olshansky, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago – (mp3)

Cognitive Enhancement (PDF)

Martha J. Farah, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences; Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania – (mp3)

(B) New Models for Funding Research and Innovation

Donna J. Dean, Moderator – (mp3)Transformative Research

John C. Crowley, Consultant, American Academy of Arts and Sciences – (mp3)Prizes for Research and Engineering Achievements (PDF)

Stephen A. Merrill, Executive Director, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, The National Academies – (mp3)Foundations’ New Directions (PDF)

Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Vice President, The James S. McDonnell Foundation; and Member, AAAS Board of Directors – (mp3)Donna J. Dean, Moderator – (mp3)

State and Local Support for R&D (PDF)
Dan Berglund, President and CEO, State Science and Technology Institute – (mp3)

Support for S&T-Based Start-Up Ventures (PDF)

Ravi Kapur, President, Anudeza Consulting Group; and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA – (mp3)

Q&A for the session – (mp3)

(C) Advocacy in Science: Models for the Future

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Moderator: Joseph G. Perpich – (mp3)An Overview of Key Issues in Advocacy (PDF of text)

Ruth M. Krulfeld, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, International Affairs, Human Sciences, The George Washington University; and Member, AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility – (mp3)A Skeptical View of Advocacy by Scientists

Catherine Rudder, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University – (mp3)

The Choice of Strategy and Tactics In Science Advocacy (PDF) Francis Slakey, Director, Washington Office, American Physical Society; and Co-Director, Program on Science in the Public Interest, and Upjohn Lecturer in Physics and Biology, Georgetown University – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)

Some Advocacy Lessons Learned: A Work in Progress (PDF) Mary Woolley, President, Research!America – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)

How Does Science Advocacy Look From the Other Side? (PDF of text) Dahlia Sokolov, Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives – (mp3)

Q&A for the session – (mp3)

The William D. Carey Lecture (public invited)

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Introduction; Alan I. Leshner, CEO, AAAS – (mp3)
Address: “Changing Patterns of Research and Innovation in a Networked World”

Lewis M. Branscomb, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and Adjunct Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego – (mp3)

Friday, May 9 Breakfast Address:

Vaughan Turekian, Moderator, AAAS – (mp3)

Click here for AAAS News Coverage of this session“Energy, Security, and the Long War of the 21st Century” R. James Woolsey, Of Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP; and Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, THE 2008 ELECTION, AND BEYOND (Plenary Session)

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Claudia Dreifus, Moderator – (mp3)

The Fiscal Challenges Facing the Next Administration and Congress (PDF) Peter R. Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)

Major Science and Technology-Related Issues Facing the Next Administration (PDF)
Gilbert S. Omenn, Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health, University of Michigan – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)

Industry’s Advocacy for Science and Technology Policy Issues Robert C. Cresanti – (mp3) (Q&A – mp3)

Presidential Transitions and Science & Technology Matters Ernest J. Moniz, Professor of Physics, and Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – (mp3)

Ensuring the Best Presidential Science Appointments
The Honorable John Edward Porter, Partner, Hogan and Hartson, LLP; and former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (IL) – (mp3)

Session Q&A – (mp3)

Luncheon Address: Duncan Moore, Moderator (mp3)

The Graying of the Great Powers: Demographics and Geopolitics in the 21st Century” (link to publication web page) Richard Jackson, Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies – (mp3)

Click here for AAAS news coverage of this sessionSCIENCE AND THE NEW MEDIA (Plenary Session)

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Albert H. Teich, AAAS, Moderator – (mp3)Adam Bly, Founder and CEO, Seed Media Group; and Editor-in-Chief, Seed Magazine – (mp3)

Sheril R. Kirshenbaum, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; and Science Blogger (PDF) – (mp3)

Anthony Crider, Associate Professor of Physics, Elon University; and co-founder of the SciLands, a science continent in the Second Life world (PDF) – (mp3)

Panel Q&A – (mp3)

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