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Convocation Videos

Welcome Remarks:
Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute, Rice University and former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
Jim Duderstadt, President Emeritus of the University of Michigan

Opening Comments on the Role of Science & Research in the Nation’s Social, Economic, and Cultural Well-Being
Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

The History of the Government-University-Industry Partnership
Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chad Holliday, Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Inc., and Chair of the study committee that produced the landmark NRC 2012 report by that title.

Panel One: Key Stakeholders in the Partnership
Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington (Moderator)
Jeannette Wing, Director of the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and Former Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research
Celia Merzbacher, Director of Strategic and Institutional Planning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Michael McPherson, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Federal Research Agenda: A View from the U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology

Keynote: The Research University in the Innovation Ecosystem: Building Partnership for Education and Research
Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Panel Two: Key Issues and Opportunities

William (Brit) Kirwan, President Emeritus of the University System of Maryland (Moderator)
Health: Mary Woolley, President of Research!America
Sustainability: Lynn Scarlett, Co-Chief External Affairs Officer of the Nature Conservancy
Partnerships for Economic Development: Laurie Leshin, President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Higher Education, Research, and Training: A View from the U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee

Comments and questions from the audience