Haskins Lecture on Science Policy

Riding the Rollercoaster: Federal Science Funding in the United States

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April 13, 2010


5:00 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Program


RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA


Haskins Lecture on Science Policy

The Haskins Lectureship on Science Policy was established through the generosity of Caryl P. and Edna Haskins, founders of Haskins Laboratories. The Haskins were dedicated to improving the nation's understanding of the relationship between scientific progress and sound public policy. Caryl Haskins was a member of RAND's Board of Trustees for twenty years and served as an advisory trustee and member of the President's Council.

About the Speaker

Shirley M. Tilghman is president of Princeton University and a professor of molecular biology. A member of the National Research Council's committee that set the blueprint for the U.S. effort in the Human Genome Project, Tilghman also was one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health. She is renowned not only for her pioneering research but also for her national leadership on behalf of women in science and for promoting efforts to make the early careers of young scientists as meaningful and productive as possible.

Haskins Lecture Speakers

2008 Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
2005 Stephen Lewis, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Africa, United Nations; Commissioner, Commission on Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization; Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations.
2002 Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation
2000 Jared M. Diamond, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
2000 Robert B. Shapiro, J.D., Chairman, Pharmacia Corporation and former Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company
1998 James D. Watson, Ph.D., President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1995 Leon M. Lederman, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Pritzker Professor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

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