Neal Lane, Ph.D., Former Director, National Science Foundation and Former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Bill Clinton; Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Senior Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Andrew R. Baden, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Kit Batten, Ph.D., Managing Director for Energy and Environmental Policy, Center for American Progress
Tom Kalil, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at the University of California at Berkeley
Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Genetics and Public Policy Center
R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Rick Weiss, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
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Science and technology underpin the success of American progressivism and American progress. Innovation and information technology are the strongest drivers of economic growth. Advances in medical research help us live longer and healthier lives. Expanding existing technologies and forging ahead with renewable energy solutions will lead us to a low-carbon economy. Breakthroughs in nearly every field of science and engineering contribute to our national security. Science creates a safer and more equitable future for everyone.
In October, the Center for American Progress launched Science Progress, a web magazine about science and technology policy that supports the common good. Join us as we expand our reach with the release of our first print edition. Experts from the academic and policy worlds will discuss the future of U.S. leadership in renewable energy, genetic medicine, and basic research. This won’t be your ordinary event—we’ll begin with a “science fair” where guests and panelists can talk candidly about the state of these timely issues.
Friday, June 13, 2008 Program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Admission is free.
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