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It's Science and Tech Policy, Stupid.

A Future Tense and Delve Into '12 Event

Campaign speeches are full of lofty promises about investments in new technology, cutting-edge science, and STEM education. Candidates from both parties publicly champion the advancement of science and technology, and recognize scientific progress as a cornerstone of the American economy and way of life.

But when it comes to specific policies like federal support for scientific research, infrastructure, and education, the promises from both sides are often at odds. What becomes of these promises when they meet the harsh realities of economics and politics?

Join Future Tense for an in-depth look at the implications of science and tech policy from the campaign trail.

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Stacy Cline
Counsel for Ranking Member Enzi, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Sheri Fink, M.D. 
Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter

Konstantin Kakaes
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation

Amanda Ripley
Emerson Fellow, New America Foundation
Contributing Writer, Time Magazine

Robert Wright
Senior Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
Author, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, and The Moral Animal

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW
Washington 20036

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