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Science Beyond the Market: Towards a New Innovation Agenda?

The Second Annual D. Allan Bromley Lecture on Science and Society

Presented in collaboration with the Program of Research on Innovation Management & Economy (PRIME) at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Monday, November 20, 2006
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW

Michael Gibbons, Director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

SPRU is the premier research institute internationally devoted to the study of science and technology policy.
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Strategic Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Research and Development Programs for Industrial Technology

A Center-sponsored evaluation training program for members of the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Evaluation and Planning

June 19 - June 23, 2006

Choices of Entry in International Research Partnerships and the Role of National Research Programs

May 4, 2006

Andrea Ribas, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy and Economic Development Institute

International research partnerships are a common firm strategy in many industries. Yet, little is known about the motives that induce firms to enter in overseas contractual research, nor about the role of public policy in fostering these links. In this talk, Ms. Ribas presented an empirical model for measuring the impacts of domestic research programs on firm's attitudes towards international cooperation. After reviewing theoretical advantages and disadvantages of cross-national research collaboration, she discussed main dilemmas in the evaluation of behavioral aspects of S&T programs. Last, she presented some results using data from a sample of Spanish firms. (This is a joint work with Philip Shapira).

Andrea Fernandez Ribas studies the economics of innovation, regional innovation, and science and technology policy. She is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy and its Economic Development Institute. Her current research projects include research partnerships and the role of MNE's innovative activities in developing countries. Andrea has a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Aut'noma de Barcelona.

Science and Technology in 21st Century Global Affairs

Wendesday, April 19, 2006
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW

George H. Atkinson, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State

As advances in science and technology shape the foundations of societies, it is essential that more attention be given to scientific and technological considerations in the conduct of international relations and the formulation of foreign policy. Dr. Atkinson will begin with a general survey of the role of science and technology in global affairs, then describe the evolution of paradigms for science and technology policy within the U.S. He will describe several initiatives that he has undertaken as Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State to increase science and technology capacity within the State Department, and also to use science and technology not only for addressing technical problems but as a bridge between cultures.

Common and Uncommon Knowledge: Standards, Patents, and Innovation in Information Technology

April 6, 2006

Brian Kahin, University of Michigan

Innovation and Competitiveness in a Globalizing World: Perspectives from Sweden

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Goran Marklund, VINNOVA / Embassy of Sweden - Science and Technology Attache

Globalization challenges for and policy responses by a small, highly internationalized and knowledge intensive economy. Swedish innovation policy strategies and programs to meet the challenges of globalization and stay competitive in high-technology R&D and industries. View the Presentation.

R&D and Growth: The Missing Link?

March 2, 2006

Asst. Prof. Roberto Sameniego, GW Dept. of Economics

Telemedicine: Changing the Delivery of Healthcare Around the Globe

February 8, 2006
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW

Jonathan Linkous, American Telemedicine Association

The use of telecommunications and related advanced technology is slowly transforming the way healthcare is delivered. The impact on the healthcare industry and consumers will be significant. The effect on developing nations and the relationships between nations can be revolutionary. The executive director of the American Telemedicine Association will provide an overview of the state of this new technology today and discuss its potential impact in the future.

Crossing Borders with Scientific and Technological Knowledge: International Collaboration for Research and Development

February 2, 2006

Nuclear Energy Technology and its International Future

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Anne Fitzpatrick, Federation of American Scientists

Increasing concern about the damage to our climate caused by carbon-based energy production, its escalating costs, and a growing crisis in the international nuclear nonproliferation regime is leading to a major re-examination of the role of nuclear power. Soon, national and international policy may actively encourage nuclear power production around the world. The United States and the Russian Federation — as the two largest nuclear powers and major suppliers of nuclear power technology — are going to be key to any international regime: these nations should be encouraged to work closely together to promote well-managed, truly international civilian nuclear fuel cycle and long-term spent fuel storage programs. In this seminar Fitzpatrick will talk about the possibilities and difficult challenges that these efforts will face.

Anne Fitzpatrick is Strategic Security Project Manager at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Her areas of expertise include science and technology, particularly nuclear energy and weapons, high performance computing policy, and international research collaborations. She has worked and lived in Russia and Ukraine. Before coming to Washington, DC she served as a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is fluent in Russian.

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