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Vision 2033: Linking Science and Policy for Tomorrow’s World

Proceedings Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Symposium featuring speakers of stature focusing on issues that relate to science, technology and public policy over the next 30 years.

This book is organized around the presentations at the Vision 2033 symposium and the AAAS Annual Meeting.



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Front Matter

  • Preface
  • Statements of Support from the U.S. President and Congress
  • Acknowledgments
  • Organizations Sponsoring Science & Technology Policy Fellows, 1973–2003

Introduction to the Fellowship Programs and Vision 2033

  • Welcome: Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
  • Welcome: Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Remarks: Maxine Singer, President Emerita, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Remarks: Richard Scribner, Former Director, Fellowship Programs, AAAS
  • Remarks: Albert H. Teich, Director of Science and Policy Programs, AAAS

A Vision for Science in Public Policy

  • Introduction: Stephen D. Nelson, AAAS
  • Address: Ismail Serageldin, Library of Alexandria, Egypt
  • Questions and Responses

Science and Society’s Futures

  • Overview
  • Introduction: John H. Gibbons, Former Science Advisor to President Bill Clinton
  • Presentation: William Foege, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Presentation: Margaret A. Palmer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Presentation: Ronald F. Lehman II, Center for Global Security Research
  • Discussion: Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University
  • Discussion: Sesh Velamoor, Foundation for the Future
  • Questions and Responses

Science, Technology, and the Human Condition

  • Overview
  • Introduction: Dee Perry, National Public Radio
  • Presentation: R. Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin
  • Discussion: Patrick Hines, University of North Carolina and Bruce Sterling, Science Fiction Writer
  • Presentation: Kenneth F. Schaffner, George Washington University
  • Discussion: Patrick Hines and Bruce Sterling
  • Presentation: Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM
  • Discussion: Patrick Hines and Bruce Sterling
  • Questions and Responses

Science, Technology, and Global Security

  • Overview
  • Introduction: Joel Primack, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Presentation: Frank N. von Hippel, Princeton University
  • Presentation: Victor A. Utgoff, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Discussion: Maureen I. McCarthy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Presentation: Julie Fischer, Former Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center
  • Discussion: George Fidas, George Washington University
  • Questions and Responses

Energy, the Environment, and Global Change

  • Overview
  • Introduction: Neal Lane, Rice University
  • Presentation: Donald F. Boesch, University of Maryland
  • Center for Environmental Science
    Presentation: Mohamed T. El-Ashry, Former Chairman,
  • The Global Environment Facility
  • Questions and Responses on the Presentations
  • Discussion: David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Discussion: Theodore J. Gordon, Futurist and Management Consultant
  • Discussion: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University
  • Questions and Responses on the Discussion

Linking Science and Policy for Tomorrow’s World

  • Introduction: Allan Hoffman, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Address: The Honorable Rush Holt, U.S. House of Representatives
  • AAAS The Fellowship Programs
  • 30th Anniversary Planning Committee


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