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AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy
November 18-22, 2013
Washington, DC

AGENDA


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
 

AAAS

1st Floor Lobby

 

10:00 a.m.         Registration Opens

 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor


10:30 a.m.            Welcoming Remarks    
Edward Derrick 
Chief Program Director, Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs, AAAS
10:45 a.m.             Introductions

Participants and AAAS staff

11:30 a.m.             Introduction to U.S. Science and Technology Policy
Tobin Smith
Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities
AAAS

2nd Floor Lobby

 
1:00 p.m.             Lunch

 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor

2:15 p.m.            Introduction to Federal Budget Procedure: Or, Why You’ll Never Understand
                          the Policy Process Unless You Understand the Budget
Matthew Hourihan
Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program
3:45 p.m.            Break 
 
4:00 p.m.            How Policy for Science and Technology Is Made
Dahlia L. Sokolov
Minority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives
5:00 p.m.            Leave for Acadiana Restaurant
 

Acadiana Restaurant  

901 New York Avenue, NW
 
5:30 p.m.            Get-Acquainted Reception and Dinner with Guest Speaker 
Norman Ornstein
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013

 

AAAS

2nd Floor Lobby

 

8:00 a.m.            Continental Breakfast

 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor


8:30 a.m.            The Current and Future Political Environments for Science
 

David Goldston
Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council

Daniel Sarewitz
Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University 

10:00 a.m.          Break

10:15 a.m.          An Interactive Workshop: Negotiating an Appropriations Bill 
Matthew Hourihan
Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program
12:15 p.m.          Lunch with AAAS Staff

 

1:30 p.m.           How a Scientist Can Interact with a Congressional Office  
Joanne Padrón Carney 
Director, Office of Government Relations, AAAS
2:45
p.m.           Break                                       

3:15 p.m.           Scientists’ Roles in Public Support for Research Funding 

The Honorable John Edward Porter
Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; former U.S. Representative (R-IL); and Chair, Board of Directors, Research!America

Mary Woolley
President, Research!America   

5:00 p.m.           Dinner on your own

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013                                       

 

White House Conference Center 

Jackson Place, NW (off Pennsylvania Avenue,

     between 15th & 17th Streets; on west edge of

     Lafayette Park)

 

8:45 a.m.            Check-In at the White House Conference Center


9:00 a.m.
            The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Kei Koizumi
Assistant Director for Federal R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
10:00 a.m.          Leave for Capitol Hill 

 

Capitol Hill

Room TBA
 
11:00 a.m.          Congress: Its Structure and Processes
Judy Schneider
Specialist on the Congress, Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress 
12:15 p.m.          Return to AAAS for Lunch 
 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor


1:30 p.m.               Policy-Making Simulation Exercise
 
3:00 p.m.               Break
 
3:30 p.m.               Science and Regulation: The Use of Science in the Regulatory System and the 
                             Regulation of Scientific Conduct
Mark S. Frankel
Director, AAAS Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law, Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs, AAAS 
5:00 p.m.              Adjourn for the day.  Dinner on your own.

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

 

AAAS

2nd Floor Lobby

 

8:30 a.m.            Continental Breakfast

 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor
 
9:00 a.m.            How Policy is Made: Lessons from Current Issues                         
 
Moderator:     Edward Derrick, AAAS
Science Diplomacy
U.S. Civil Space Policy
 
10:50 a.m.         Break
 
11:20 a.m.         How Policy is Made: Lessons from Current Issues (continued)
  
1:00 p.m.            Lunch

2:00 p.m.
            Role-Playing Exercise: "Elevator Speeches" for Congressional Visits
Moderator: Joanne Padrón Carney 
Director, Office of Government Relations, AAAS
 
3:00 p.m.            Break

 

3:15 p.m.            Lobbying in Washington  
Moderator:   Joanne Padrón Carney
Director, Office of Government Relations, AAAS
5:45 p.m.             Leave for National Press Club   

  

National Press Club  

529 14th Street, NW –13th Floor

Holeman Lounge

 
6-9 p.m.                 Dinner with Guest Speaker  

                  
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013

 

AAAS

2nd Floor Lobby

 

8:30 a.m.           Continental Breakfast

 

AAAS

Abelson-Haskins, 2nd Floor


9:00 a.m.           Innovation and Competitiveness
 
10:00 a.m.         Topical Debate: Patents--Do They Still Serve Their Intended Policy Functions?

11:30 a.m.         Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks