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Understanding Research Globalization in the Context of National Security and Prosperity


Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Meeting
October 21-22, 2013
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Research globalization is on the rise, as seen through increases in international co-authorship of articles, growth of R&D investment abroad, and other indicators.  At this GUIRR meeting, participants will look at how research globalization is impacting U.S. R&D within the context of ensuring national security and economic prosperity, and what roles the government, university, and industry sectors may play in this new globalized environment. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
5:30-6:30 PM Cocktails

6:30-7:30 PM Keynote Address: Dr. Harold E. Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute (no slides available)
Moderator: Dr. Uma Chowdhry, Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, DuPont and GUIRR Co-Chair

7:30-8:30 PM Dinner

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Keck Center of the National Academies

7:30-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM Welcome Remarks
Dr. Jack Gansler, Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise,
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland and GUIRR Co-Chair

8:15-8:45 AM Research Globalization Starting From a Personal Experience
Dr. Jacques Banchereau, Director of Immunological Sciences, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

8:45-10:00 AM Drivers and Obstacles
A panel discussion, weighing in on such questions as:
- What are the drivers for international research collaborations?  What incentives are already in place and what new incentives should be implemented?
- By what metrics/indicators can or should the success of international research collaborations be measured?  Do the benefits outweigh the costs and how are such benefits/costs measured?  If costs outweigh benefits, how can the ratio be shifted through policies and other measures to a more beneficial position? 
- What obstacles are impeding greater U.S. engagement in international research and how can such challenges be overcome?  What are emerging issues that need to be watched?  What lessons can be learned from other countries? 
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth E. Lyons, Senior Advisor, Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, and Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, Department of State (on detail from the National Science Foundation)
- Dr. John D. Evans, Vice President, International Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin
- Dr. Patricia K. Falcone, Associate Director, National Security and International Affairs Division, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Caroline S. Wagner, Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in International Affairs, The Ohio State University

10:00-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:45 AM The Influence of Public Policy
A panel discussion, weighing in on such questions as:
- Is a formal national strategy needed to have successful R&D internationalization?  If so, how should the U.S. formulate such a strategy?
- How do strategies and policies in other countries affect the placement and conduct of R&D abroad?
- What are the policy goals behind science and technology collaboration and what are the expected outcomes? 
- Are international development policies and research policies fully integrated and if not, how can such coordination be improved? 
- Are ITAR rules making the U.S. less competitive in the R&D space?  How are the rules affecting industry, academia, and government labs?  Are the rules hindering innovation? 
Moderator: Dr. Patricia S. Wrightson, Associate Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology, The National Academies
- Mr. Daryl Pelc, Vice President of Engineering & Technology, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (no slides available)
Dr. Lee Branstetter, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Mr. Christopher B. Stagg, Associate, Williams Mullen

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-2:15 PM Future Trends 
A panel discussion, weighing in on such questions as:
- How has the emergence of new locations of research capacity and new sources of skilled workers impacted U.S. R&D practices?  What are anticipated future trends and what steps should be taken to prepare for them? 
- Will decentralization of research away from major hubs expand and if so, how will stakeholders know what research is happening and where? 
- What are differences by sector when it comes to internationalization of research? 
Moderator: Dr. Kent Hughes, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Mr. F. Gray Handley, Associate Director for International Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Mr. Alan Shaffer, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
- Dr. Erica R.H. Fuchs, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (slides forthcoming)

2:15-2:45 PM Updates and Discussion on Current GUIRR Projects

Moderator: Ms. Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR
- University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)
- Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)
- International Research Collaborations (I-Group)
- GUIRR Webinars

2:45-3:00 PM Proposal of New Topics and Projects for GUIRR + Other Member Announcements ·

3:00 PM Adjourn