Dr. Deborah Stine is Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors Science and Technology (PCAST). She discussed “The Role of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in Policymaking"
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.
November 2009 - Deborah Stine October 2009 - Vint Cerf
Dr. Vint Cerf is one of the "Fathers of the Internet" and is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.
September 2009 - Leonard Hirsch
Dr. Leonard Hirsch discussed scientific programs of the Smithsonian, with emphasis on global environmental concerns, and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
June 2009 - Marc Stanley
Mr. Marc G. Stanley serves as Director of the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
May 2009 - Al Watkins and Anne-Claire Hervy
Alfred Watkins is the Science and Technology Program Coordinator for the World Bank and part of the newly formed Science, Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team. Anne-Claire Hervy is the Chief Operating Officer of the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
March 2009 - Jeff Miotke, Joan Rolf, and Joanne Carney
The administration transition’s progress and emerging international S&T priorities
February 2009 - Jim Turner and Jennifer Poulakidas
Science and technology policy under the newly elected Obama administration
January 2009 - Anthony Tether
Dr. Tony Tether is Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
October 2008 - VADM Conrad Lautenbacher
VADM Conrad Lautenbacher was Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
September 2008 - Raymond Orbach
Dr. Orbach discussed the challenges and opportunities present for energy research in the domains of solar energy, electrical energy storage, bioenergy, nuclear energy, hydrogen economy, and fusion. He also spoke about the DOE Office of Science’s Energy Frontier Research Centers and cooperative international projects (e.g. ITER in France).