Science breakfasts

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Together with the Science Diplomats Club, the Office of Science and Technology organizes monthly Science Breakfasts, where a prominent member of the American science and technology community, speaks to an audience of counselors from embassies in Washington.

Since January 2007, these breakfasts have provided the 30-40 guests from 15-20 countries, with the opportunity to strengthen ties with American leaders in science and technology in a positive atmosphere. Visits from notable guests such as the Undersecretaries for Science in the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy as well as directors from NOAA, DARPA and the American Chemical Society have often led to further cooperation amongst their organizations.

  • March 2011 - Robert Atkinson

    Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

  • December 2010 - John Holdren

    Dr. John Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

  • November 2010 - Michael Johnson

    Dr. Michael Johnson is the Deputy Director of the Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

  • October 2010 - Marcia McNutt

    As Director of USGS, Dr. McNutt is responsible for leading the nation’s largest water, earth, biological science and civilian mapping agency in its mission to provide the scientific data that enable decision makers to create sound policies for a changing world.

  • October 2010 - Steven Koonin

    Dr. Steven E. Koonin was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 2009, as the second Undersecretary for Science in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • May 2010 - John Boright

    Dr. John P. Boright is the Executive Director of the Office of International Affairs of the US National Academies (comprising science, engineering, and medicine).

  • March 2010 - Jane Lubchenco

    Dr. Jane Lubchenco is Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • February 2010 - Tobias Krantz and Charles Wessner

    Dr. Tobias Krantz is Minister for Higher Education and Research in Sweden, and Dr. Charles Wessner is a National Academy Scholar and Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the U.S. National Academies.