The Institute for Science, Society and Policy was pleased to host the Bromley Memorial Lecture, featuring speaker Kei Koizumi, former Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and the Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Science and Technology Council at the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Mr. Koizumi is currently a visiting scholar in science policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Mr. Koizumi spoke on "Science for Policy, and Policy for Science: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House" (PowerPoint).
Science and technology policy is undergoing a major shift within the U.S. Under the Obama administration, the importance of scientific and technological advice in policy making was underscored. This lecture spoke to real examples and lessons learned at the White House OSTP, and offered thoughts on what a solid science-advice organization should look like.
Also discussed was policy for science, technology and innovation (STI), explaining the importance of a central organization at the highest level of government to formulate, implement, and coordinate STI policy. ISSP Director Monica Gattinger and ISSP Fellow and Adjunct Professor Paul Dufour chaired the session.