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Science and Technology Policy (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

The International Context for Science and Technology Policy


August 4-5, 2012


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH


Logan D.A. Williams

Associate Chair:
Thomas Woodson

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Science & Technology Policy is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. We invite abstract submissions for presentations and posters by scholars and practitioners in: economics, science and engineering, science and technology policy, and science and technology studies.

The theme of the 2012 meeting is "The International Context of Science and Technology Policy". The keynote will discuss conflict, cooperation, collaboration and competition in science and technology policy. We hope (but do not require) that the presentations and posters will raise questions such as:

  • Which international institutions, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations are demonstrating promising results in collaborative efforts to address global health issues?
  • How has international conflict co-produced energy regimes and security?
  • Is science and technology policy for energy shaped by an intense competition and/or mutual collaboration between national programs striving towards the Green Economy?
  • How does the interest in Global Climate Change affect other global issues and their policy solutions?
  • How do multilateral policies shape cooperation around issues of energy, health, and the environment?
  • How is civil society implicated in these processes of conflict, cooperation, collaboration and competition?

While covering broad themes of health, energy, and the environment, this particular conference is encouraging junior scholars to examine the international implications of their policy case studies and theory. This seminar will include a career panel of recent graduates who have gone into science and technology policy research or practice.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Science and Technology Policy" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmConflict, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Competition in S&T Policy
Discussion Leader: Thomas Woodson (Georgia Institute of Technology)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmKaye Husbands Fealing (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota)
"Assessing the Social Returns to Science and Innovation"
4:15 pm - 4:25 pmDiscussion
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmIntroducing the GRS-STP 2012 Mentors (Keynote Speaker, Discussion Leaders and Career Panelists)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I & Mentor 'Office Hours'
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergy Research, Energy Security, and World Conflict
Discussion Leader: Susan Cozzens (Georgia Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmYujia He (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"China's Trade and Industrial Policies in Critical Metals: The Case of Rare Earth Elements"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmSharlissa Moore (Arizona State University)
"The Life of a Vision: Power and Energy Justice in the Mediterranean Region"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmXin Yue (SUNY-Stony Brook)
"Roles of Public Support in Technology Innovation: the Case of Li-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmMonamie Bhadra (Arizona State University)
"Reshuffling the Nuke-Box Playlist: Inserting Public Values into India's Nuclear Energy Policies"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 amEnvironmental Policies and Global Cooperation
Discussion Leader: Annica Wayman (U.S. Agency for International Development)
9:00 am - 9:20 amMonica List (Michigan State University)
"Environmental Justice and Agricultural Sustainability: The Case of Pineapple Monoculture in Costa Rica"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amVanessa Schweizer (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
"Cross-Cutting Issues for Global Climate Change and Development Policy: Institutions, Innovation, and Wealth"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAnna Lamprou (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
"Nanotechnology Regulation, Civil Society, and the Role of the EU Parliament"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCareer Panel
10:30 am - 10:45 amJennifer Tucker (USDA National Organic Program) and Marcus Ynalvez (Texas A&M International University)
"Careers in Science and Technology Policy Research and Practice"
10:45 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II & Mentor 'Office Hours'
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCollaboration and Competition in Global Health
Discussion Leader: Rossitsa Chobanova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmSwapan K. Patra (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
"Globalization of R&D: A Study of R&D Activities of Selected Foreign Units in India and China"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmAleia Clark (University of Maryland)
"The Global Politics of Vaccine Research and Development: International Competition and Collaboration"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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