GIST Seminar

The 49th GIST Seminar (GRIPS-NISTEP Joint Seminar)
"Connecting the scientific and policy communities: fellowships and the role of AAAS in developing S&T policy capabilities"

The 49th GIST Seminar (GRIPS-NISTEP Joint Seminar) <br> The 49th GIST Seminar (GRIPS-NISTEP Joint Seminar) <br>
Speaker Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian (Chief International Officer/Director, Center for Science Diplomacy/Editor-in-Chief, Science & Diplomacy , AAAS) Dr. Tom C. Wang (Deputy Director, Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS)
Time 10:45-12:15, Thursday, 27th June, 2013
Venue Meeting Room, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) (Room 201, LB, Shin-Kasumigaseki Building, 3-3-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Fee Free (Pre-registraion required)
Movie Video Steaming
Document Presentation Slides (3.5M)

Presentation Abstract

AAAS has been engaged in a broad range of issues in the field of S&T such science education and science communication, science and religion, and science and diplomacy in collaboration with parliament, administrative bodies and academies. In addition, AAAS has been playing an important role among scientific communities in U.S. as a think-tank which is responsible for S&T policy analysis and proposals. In these approaches, AAAS S&T policy fellowship has a critical role for more than 40 years in nurturing S&T specialists in U.S. dispatching more than 100 PhD holders to parliament, administrative bodies, NIH, NSF, USAID and so on. At this seminar, Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian and Dr. Tom C. Wang from AAAS will talk about its role in U.S. S&T Policy and the current condition and effect of the fellowship.

Simplified personal history

Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian (Link)
Dr. Tom C. Wang
Dr. Tom Wang is the director for international cooperation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, helping to guide the association’s international engagement strategy and manage its international relationships. He also serves as deputy director of the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and executive editor of its policy quarterly publication, Science & Diplomacy. Dr. Wang previously served as a science and technology policy adviser and AAAS Diplomacy Fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was the primary coordinator for regional environment, science, technology, and health issues, and he represented the U.S. Government in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s science, technology, and health-related working groups. Dr. Wang is a recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his contributions to the diplomatic strategy for addressing a pandemic influenza threat in East Asia. As an expert in polymeric nano-composite materials, his scientific career has included research and engineering positions at Johnson & Johnson and Hewlett-Packard as well as consulting for various technology companies. Dr. Wang received his doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in chemical engineering and political science. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.
*Deadline: 6.00pm, June 25, 2013

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