Alan Bromley Memorial Lecture - Dr. John Holdren

Event Date:   Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Sponsor:   The Center for International Science and Technology Policy and the University of Ottawa
Location:   Washington, DC
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The Center for International Science and Technology Policy
and the University of Ottawa present

 

Alan Bromley Memorial Lecture

 

Dr. John P. Holdren

Assistant to the President for Science and Technology
and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

"Science and Technology Policy Challenges and Opportunities in the Obama Administration"
with introductory remarks by
Dr. William Bonvillian, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Washington, D.C. Office

 

Wednesday, May 4th
5:30 p.m.

The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW

 

Dr. John P. 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). Prior to joining the Obama administration Dr. Holdren was Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, as well as professor in Harvard's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the independent, nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. Previously he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded in 1973 and co-led until 1996 the interdisciplinary graduate-degree program in energy and resources. During the Clinton administration Dr. Holdren served as a member of PCAST through both terms and in that capacity chaired studies requested by President Clinton on preventing theft of nuclear materials, disposition of surplus weapon plutonium, the prospects of fusion energy, U.S. energy R&D strategy, and international cooperation on energy-technology innovation.

The Alan Bromley Memorial Lecture. Since 2005 the University of Ottawa in cooperation with George Washington University have carried out a series of annual lectures in memory of Dr. D. Allan Bromley - a native of Westmeath, Ontario - who played a critical role in Science and Technology Policy in the United States in both the Regan and Bush Administrations. The memorial lectures offer an opportunity for graduate students focused on science and technology policy to meet with senior science and policy advisers in United States and Canada. One of the world's leading nuclear physicists, D. Allan Bromley, died on February 11, 2005. He was born in Westmeath, Ontario in 1926. Dr. Bromley was the first person to hold the Cabinet-level rank of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology from 1989 to 1993 during the first Bush administration. Prior to this Dr. Bromley sat on former President Reagan's White House Science Council. Dr. Bromley was a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific distinction in the United States.

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