The global context for science and
technology policies is changing quickly.
Knowledge is flowing around the world
ever more freely. International
collaboration is growing in every field.
Economies that have traditionally grown
through innovation face new competition
from rising economic powers.
Intellectual property regimes are in
flux and under attack. Scientists and
engineers trained in Europe and North
America are returning to their regions
of origins more often. Science and
technology are embroiled in global
regulatory issues like the ground rules
for nanotechnology and synthetic
biology, renewable and nuclear energy,
and access to essential medicines.
The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on
Science and Technology Policy will delve
deeply into this range of issues, asking
how the questions and answers of science
and technology policy need to change in
response to international developments.
The program will tap the best recent
research on the global dimensions of
research, innovation, human resource,
and regulatory policies, as well as
perspectives from S&T policy
practitioners from around the world.
The 2012 GRC on Science and Technology
Policy will also offer for the first
time a Gordon Research Seminar organized
along the theme of the symposium, which
will be held immediately preceding the
GRC on Science and Technology Policy.
Junior investigators, such as students,
postdocs, and trainees, are encouraged
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