Haskins Lecture on Science Policy

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May 17, 2012


6:00 p.m.


RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

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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

Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation
A distinguished engineer and professor, Subra Suresh was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2010. As director of this $7 billion independent federal agency, he leads the only government science agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and related education. NSF's programs and initiatives keep the United States at the forefront of science and engineering, empower future generations of scientists and engineers, and foster economic growth and innovation.

Haskins Lecture Speakers

2010 Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University
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, Professor of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
2000 Robert B. Shapiro, Chairman, Pharmacia Corporation
1998 James D. Watson, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1995 Leon M. Lederman, Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Pritzker Professor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

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