Monday, March 31, 2008

The D. Allan Bromley Annual Lecture on Science and Society

In mid-April, CISTP will support a group of students from the Center to attend this lecture:

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the GeorgeWashington University present the D. Allan Bromley Lecture with speaker Nicholas S. Vonortas, Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University.

This presentation focuses on the dramatic changes in our understanding of science, technology and innovation policy during the past few decades. Consideration is first given to the knowledge-based economy. Next, a focus on the fundamentals of contemporary policy and the need for a balanced supply-cum-demand approach is considered. Policy in the United States is followed with a discussion of the current major debates among policy analysts.

The presentation is open to the public and starts at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 17, 2008. We hope to meet our Canadian colleagues and add to the relationship already shared between the two universities. Please visit for more information.

About Dr. D. Allan Bromley:

One of the world's leading nuclear physicists, D. Allan Bromley, died on February 11, 2005. He was born in Westmeath, Ontario in 1926. Dr. Bromley was the first person to hold the Cabinet-level rank of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology from 1989 to 1993 during the first Bush administration. Prior to this Dr. Bromley sat on former President Reagan's White House Science Council. Dr. Bromley was a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest U.S. scientific award.

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