science requires new approaches and allocation of resources to meet these changing needs. This session will look at ways to advance global science overall, to make U.S. science investments more effective in a globalized world, and to respond to important societal needs.

9:00 a.m.

Introduction by C. D. (Dan) Mote Jr.

9:15 a.m.

Session I: Patterns of Mobility and Changing Patterns of Movements of Global Talents

What mobility and special skills do U.S. scientists need in today’s globalized world? What challenging and beneficial implications does the reverse brain drain in countries like India and China have for the United States? How can the United States help developing countries deal with the effect of brain drain? What special initiatives that foster new linkages and collaborations and engage young and promising scientists and engineers (including in developing countries) should be pursued?

Moderator: Charles M. Vest
Discussion Leaders: Rita Colwell, Khotso Mokhele

Short Break

10:30 a.m.

Session II: Maximizing Scientific Advances in the Context of an Increasingly Global Research Community

How can bilateral and multilateral scientific collaborations be enhanced by removing barriers and by finding ways for federal programs to be more flexible and innovative? Could resource allocation be more efficient? Are there important gaps?

Moderator: C. D. (Dan) Mote Jr.
Discussion Leader: Celia Merzbacher

12:00 p.m.


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