Sunday, December 10, 2006

Upcoming Event: Promoting Opportunity and Growth through Science, Technology, and Innovation

[4 December 2006 - The Brookings Institution - The Hamilton Project] A Hamilton Project Forum - Tuesday, December 5, 2006 - At a forum on December 5, The Hamilton Project will examine the importance of science and technology to meeting the challenges of the 21st century and introduce three new proposals to enhance U.S. expertise and competitiveness in these areas. The first panel will discuss a new strategy paper exploring the importance of investments in innovation, research and in the education of a highly skilled American workforce to fueling American growth, prosperity and competitiveness. It will also highlight papers on increasing the number of qualified U.S. students pursuing graduate degrees in science and engineering; expanding government use of prizes for innovative achievements in science and technology; and reforming and streamlining the review process for those patents offering the greatest technological and commercial impact. The second panel will explore how best to meet the challenges of an economy fueled by rapid scientific and technological advancements and how to address the increasing globalization of high-skill and high-wage technology sectors. Panelists include Hamilton Project Advisory Council Members Robert E. Rubin of Citigroup and Lawrence H. Summers of Harvard University, as well as William R. Brody, President of Johns Hopkins University, Michael Capellas, Former CEO of MCI and Compaq, and Harold Varmus, winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Medicine and former NIH Director, now President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. More

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