U.S. leadership in science, technology and innovation has waned following decades of stagnant investment in research and development and growing international competition. Isolationist discourse, restrictions on international scientists and students and intensified scrutiny on multinational scientific collaborations have strained U.S. science and technology efforts and hobbled the advancement of scientific research, a collaborative venture by nature. At this webinar, panelists discussed the need to protect international scientific cooperation, measures that have impacted students and scientists from the U.S. and abroad, and effective policies that the Biden administration can implement to bolster international scientific collaboration and strengthen the U.S. science and technology enterprise without endangering national security and intellectual property.
This event was part of the Civic Scientist Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program with generous support from Benjamin and Winifer Cheng. Additional support was provided by Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and Wiess School of Natural Sciences and grants from the Kavli Foundation and the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 2042854).
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3:30 p.m. — Welcome remarks
3:35 p.m. — Presentation
4:05 p.m. — Q&A
Arthur Bienenstock, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Photon Science and Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy, Stanford University
Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, M.D.
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Center for Global Health, The University of Chicago
Kenneth M. Evans, Ph.D.
Scholar in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute