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Building the 21st Century:

U.S. - China Cooperation on Science, Technology, and Innovation

 

Agenda

 

18 May 2010

 

Lecture Room

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

 

 

9:00 AM          Welcome

                        Charles Wessner, National Academy Scholar and Director of Technology,

Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies

                       

9:10 AM          Opening Remarks

Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, and Chair, National Academies Study

of Comparative National Innovation Policies

Ren Weimin, Vice President, Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National

Development and Reform Commission

 

9:30 AM          Building Global Partnerships: Opportunities in U.S.-China Cooperation

Anna Borg, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, U.S., Department of State*   

 

9:45 AM          Panel I:  Building the New Energy Economy

                        Moderator: Michael Borrus, Founding General Partner, X/Seed Capital

           

New Renewable Energy Initiatives in the United States

                        Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary for Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

 

            Renewable Energy Policy in China

Ren Weimin, Vice President, Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National

Development and Reform Commission

 

10:30 AM        Coffee Break

 

 

10:45 AM        Panel II:  Innovation Clusters and the 21st Century University

                        Moderator: Carl Dahlman, Luce Professor of International Relations and

Information Technology, Georgetown University

 

                        Universities, Science Parks, and Clusters in China’s Innovation Ecosystem

                        Lou Jing, Deputy Director General, Science and Technology Department,

Ministry of Education

                       

Universities and the U.S. Innovation System

                        Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering

 

Universities as Drivers of Growth in the U.S.

                        C. D. “Dan” Mote, President, University of Maryland

 

                        U.S. Initiatives for Building Innovation Clusters

                        Ginger Lew, Senior Advisor, White House National Economic Council

 

12:30 PM         Working Lunch in the Refectory

                                               

1:30 PM           Panel III:  ICT and Innovation: Growth Engine and Enabling Technologies

Moderator: Dan Breznitz, Professor and Director for Globalization, Innovation,

and Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

           

                        Impact of Broadband on Economic Growth and Productivity

                        Chen Ying, Deputy Director General, Software Department, Ministry of Industry

and Information Technology

 

                        Broadband Strategy in the U.S.

                        Eugene Huang, Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer,

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy                     

 

ICT Development in U.S. and Chinese Contexts    

                        Mark Dean, Vice President for Technical Strategy and Global Operations, IBM

 

2:45 PM           Coffee Break

 

3:00 PM           Panel IV: New Frontiers: Opportunities & Challenges for Cooperation

Moderator: Bill Bonvillian, Director, Washington DC Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

International Collaboration and Indigenous Innovation

Yang Xianwu, Deputy Director General, High and New Technology Department,

Ministry of Science and Technology

 

Joint U.S.-China Medical Research Opportunities

Anna Barker, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute

 

National Laboratories and International Cooperation

Robin Newmark, Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

4:15 PM           Policy Roundtable: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Moderator: Michael Borrus, Founding General Partner, X/Seed Capital

 

Carl Dahlman, Luce Professor of International Relations and

Information Technology, Georgetown University

Dan Breznitz, Professor and Director for Globalization, Innovation,

and Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bill Bonvillian, Director, Washington DC Office,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

5:00 PM           Adjourn to Reception in the Great Hall of the National Academies