Saturday, April 15, 2006

Science and Technology in 21st Century Global Affairs

George Atkinson, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, is speaking on this topic on Wednesday, April 19, at George Washington University's Center for International Science and Technology Policy.

2 comments:

Infinisri said...

Did you attend? Any reflections?

Sorry I missed connecting during my Washington trip. Will try again.

Sri

John Daly said...

I do plan to attend on Wednesday. I wlll try to make comments afterwards.

There are many questions that one might ask the Science Advisor to the Department of State at this time. Any suggestions?

One of the problems for a Science Advisor is that advice is most useful if it is requested and really wanted. Telling people what they don't want to hear doesn't seem to work too well.

One question that I have is whether the science advisor has developed a system to channel scientific findings to State Department officials? Is there a way to disseminate information on international technology policy developing in places like the National Research Council to the relevant Bureaus in State?