SciREX Center Seminar on
"Dual Use Technology Development and Current S&T Policy Debate in the U.S."

SciREX Center Seminar on <br/>
Time 14:00-16:30, Monday, June 15th, 2015
Venue Meeting Room 1A&1B, 1st Floor, GRIPS
(7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Sponsor SciREX Center, GRIPS
Language English
(*Simultaneous translation will not be available)
Fee Free (Preregistration required)
Document Program(PDF)

Outline of the Seminar

In this seminar, experts from Technology Policy International, which is a consultancy in the U.S. science and technology (S&T) policy, will give presentations on the dual-use technology development in the U.S., especially focusing on a role of U.S. defense community in development of commercial technologies. Then, they will give a speech on current S&T policy debate in the U.S.. Growing tensions between President Obama and the scientific community, on one side, and Congressional Republicans, and debate on the funding cuts for social science research, geosciences/climate change, and international big projects will be reported and discussed. In the final sessions, the panelists and participants will discuss these issues in an interactive manner.

We look forward to your confirmed participation.


Time Program
Opening and Introductory Comments
- Prof. Atsushi Sunami, Executive Advisor to the President, Professor, and Program Manager of SciREX Center, GRIPS
- Mr. George Heaton, Managing Principal, Technology Policy International (TPI)
Speech 1
"The U.S. Defense Contribution to Commercial Technology"
- Dr. David Cheney, Principal, TPI
- Mr. Patrick Windham, Principal, TPI
Speech 2
"Current Controversies in US Science Policy"
- Dr. Christopher Hill, Principal, TPI and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy & Technology, George Mason University
Panel Discussion
- Mr. Kazuhito Oyamada, Professional Staff and Deputy Program Manager of SciREX Center, GRIPS

- Dr. David Cheney (TPI)
- Mr. George Heaton (TPI)
- Dr. Christopher Hill (TPI/GMU)
- Prof. Atsushi Sunami (GRIPS)
- Mr. Patrick Windham (TPI)


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