Science, Technology, & Innovation Strategy in the Obama Administration

At the start of a year-long dialogue between the United States and Europe, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy hosted a summit yesterday on science, technology, innovation, and sustainable economic growth.  Opening the event was Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  During his presentation, titled, “Science, Technology, & Innovation Strategy in the Obama Administration” Dr. Holdren outlined the challenges to advancing science, technology, and innovation cooperation across borders.  While admitting that much is still to be done, Dr. Holdren noted that it is President Obama’s view that science, technology, and innovation are not merely germane to our success, but central.

Other speakers at the event included Timothy E. Wirth of the United Nations Foundation, Phil Sharp of Resources for the Future, and Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Energy Steve Koonin.  More information can be found on OSTP’s blog here.

Posted by: PAGE Staff

Sources: Woodrow Wilson Center, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Photo credit: David Hawxhurst, Wilson Center

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