Friday, April 17, 2009

The Center for International Science and Technology Policy

Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University


The Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa



Policy as Science

Wed., April 29 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor

1957 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052

John H. Marburger, III
-University Professor, Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering, SUNY-SB

-Former Science Advisor to the President of the United States and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (2001-2009).

John H. Marburger, III, served as Science Advisor to the President and Director of OSTP during the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2009). Prior to his federal service, he was Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1998, and the third President of Stony Brook University (1980-1994). He came to Long Island in 1980 from the University of Southern California where he had been a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, serving consecutively as Physics Department Chairman and Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in the 1970’s. Professor Marburger attended Princeton University (A.B. aPhysics 1962) and Stanford University (Ph.D. Applied Physics 1967).

Presentation Abstract: Politics is a necessary ingredient of policy-making, but political acceptance does not assure policy success. Thinking of policy as science emphasizes features of policy-making and implementation needed for long term policy effectiveness. Identifying and strengthening these features in the processes of American science policy warrants a long term campaign that challenges the current advocacy-based approach. An emerging consensus on the need for a 'science of science policy' suggests that such a campaign may be feasible.

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Center for International Science and Technology Policy

Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
1957 E ST NW Suite 403
Washington DC 20052

Directions: The building of the CISTP is served by Metro. The nearest stops on the Orange and Blue lines are Foggy Bottom and Farragut West. The nearest stop on the red line is Farragut North. There is a visitor's parking at the basement with clearly marked entrance on 19th Street.

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