Haskins Lecture on Science Policy

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May 8, 2014

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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

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar is an engineer and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Early in her career, she joined DARPA as a program manager and became the founding director of its Microelectronics Technology Office. In 1993, she was appointed director of the 3,000 person National Institute of Standards and Technology. From there, she left for Silicon Valley and became a top officer at Raychem and at Interval Research before joining the venture capital firm U.S. Venture Partners, where she focused on green technology and information technology startups.

Haskins Lecture Speakers

Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation
Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University
Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
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
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation
Jared M. Diamond, Professor of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert B. Shapiro, Chairman, Pharmacia Corporation and former Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company
James D. Watson, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Leon M. Lederman, Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Pritzker Professor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

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