THE PROGRAM

 

Toward an R&D Agenda for the New Administration and Congress:

Perspectives from Scientists and Economists

 

March 2, 2009

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (on the Senate side) Room SVC 212/210, Washington, DC

 

8:30am

Registration, Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:45am-9:00am

Opening Remarks

 

 

9:00am-10:15am

Session 1 - Economics and Policy Perspectives on R&D

 

 

Chair:

David Goldston, Harvard University, Center for the Environment

Speakers:

David Mowery, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

 

Richard Freeman, Harvard University, Department of Economics

 

Catherine Koshland, UC Berkeley, Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Facilities

 

 

10:15 am

BREAK (15 minutes)

 

 

10:30am-11:45am

Session 2 - R&D for New Energy Technologies

 

 

Chair:

Richard Newell, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

Speakers:

Michelle Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Revis James, Electric Power Research Institute

 

Andy Chu, A123Systems, Inc.

 

Howard Berke, Konarka Technologies, Inc.

 

William Bonvillian, MIT Washington Office

 

 

11:45 am-1:00 pm

LUNCH A lunch box will be provided to all registered attendees)

 

 

Lunch Panel 20 minute discussion, The Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

 

 

 

Michael Teitelbaum, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

 

Richard Freeman, Harvard University, Department of Economics

 

Shiv Gaglani, Harvard Class of 2010

 

 

1:00pm-2:15pm

Session 3 - R&D for Green Buildings and Sustainable Environment

 

 

Chair:

Sarah Slaughter, MIT Sloan School of Management

Speakers:

Mark Shannon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

 

John Fernandez, MIT, Department of Architecture

 

Drury Crawley, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

 

Harold Mooney, Stanford University, Department of Biology

 

 

2:15 pm

BREAK (15 minutes)

 

 

2:30pm-3:45pm

Session 4 - R&D for Better Health

 

 

Chair:

Paula Stephan, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Speakers:

Donald Ingber, Harvard Medical School

 

Stephen Morse, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

 

Mara Aspinall, Predictive Biosciences, Inc.

 

Tracey Woodruff, UC San Francisco

 

 

3:45 pm

BREAK (15 minutes)

 

 

4:00pm-5:15pm

Session 5 - R&D for Better Security

 

 

Chair:

Penrose Albright, Civitas Group LLC

Speakers:

Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley, College of Engineering

 

Judith Kammeraad, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Margaret Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

 

Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft, Inc.

 

 

5:15pm-5:30pm

What Can Economics Do to Help?

 

 

 

David Goldston, Harvard University, Center for the Environment

 

Richard Freeman, Harvard University, Department of Economics