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Jason Rao - A Presidential Directive for Science and Technology Engagement
 

Jason Rao - A Presidential Directive for Science and Technology Engagement

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Dr. Jason Rao, senior policy advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President presents the great emphasis placed by the current Administration on international ...

Dr. Jason Rao, senior policy advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President presents the great emphasis placed by the current Administration on international science and technology engagement; at the October 19, 2010 Science Diplomacy Boot Camp for Journalists.

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  • ST&I in Administration Strategy Strategy for American Innovation Invest in building blocks of innovation; promote competitive markets that spur entrepreneurship; catalyze breakthroughs for national priorities (e.g., energy, health, etc.) Global Development Strategy Innovation as a pillar of U.S. global development policy Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future Emphasizes research and innovation as critical tools to achieve health, nutrition, and development goals National Security Strategy Calls for expanded international science partnerships
  • Obama Bush “ science” 25 1 “ international cooperation” 9 3 “ education” 32 2 “ partnership” 45 7
  • Positive Views of S&T Source: Zogby International Survey 2004. 3,300 Arabs surveyed.
  • “ New Beginnings”
    • “ On science and technology, we will
    • launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries, and to help transfer ideas to the marketplace so they can create jobs.
    • We will open centers of scientific excellence in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and
    • appoint new science envoys to collaborate on programs that develop new sources of energy, create green jobs, digitize records, clean water, grow new crops.”
    • --President Obama, Cairo, 4 June 2009
  • http://www.america.gov/science_envoys.html Science Envoys Rita Colwell Gebisa Ejeta Alice Gast Bruce Alberts Elias Zerhouni Ahmed Zewail
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