U.S.-China Science and Technology Cooperation at 30: Looking Forward

Date: April 13, 2009
Reception: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks: 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Discussion: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue NW
(entrance at 12th and H Streets NW)
Washington, DC 20005
Welcoming Remarks:
Dr. Alan Leshner: Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science;
Dr. Jianlin Cao: Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China

Panel Discussion:
Dr. William Colglazier: Executive Officer, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chief Operating Officer, National Research Council;
John J. Norris, Jr.: Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State;
Dr. Eugene Skolnikoff: Professor of Political Science Emeritus, MIT;
Dr. Norman P. Neureiter (Moderator): Director, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, and Senior Adviser, Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS;
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In January 1979, U.S. President Carter and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping signed an Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology as one of the first acts of normalization between the two countries. The signed agreement formalized a cooperative relationship in science and technology initiated years earlier following President Nixon’s trip to China, that has since widened and deepened for the benefit of both countries. Today, China and the United States represent two critical nodes in the global S&T enterprise. Furthermore, S&T cooperation is central to addressing many bilateral and global challenges. The panel will discuss the role of, mechanisms for, and challenges to cooperation in science and technology between the two countries over the coming decades.

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