It's Science and Tech Policy, Stupid.

New America Foundation
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Campaign speeches are full of lofty promises about investments in new technology, cutting-edge science, and STEM education. Candidates from both parties publicly champion the advancement of science and technology, and recognize scientific progress as a cornerstone of the American economy and way of life.

But when it comes to specific policies like federal support for scientific research, infrastructure, and education, the promises from both sides are often at odds. What becomes of these promises when they meet the harsh realities of economics and politics?

Featuring
Marvin Ammori
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
Affiliate Scholar, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet & Society

Sheri Fink, M.D.
Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter

Konstantin Kakaes
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation

Amanda Ripley
Emerson Fellow, New America Foundation
Contributing Writer, TIME Magazine

Moderator
Robert Wright
Senior Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
Author, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, and The Moral Animal

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