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Project Title:

Science and Technology Capabilities at the Department of State
PIN: PGA-PGA-12-02        

Major Unit:

Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit: Development, Security and Cooperation

RSO: Schweitzer, Glenn

Subject/Focus Area: Agriculture; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Computers and Information Technology; Earth Sciences; Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Food and Nutrition; Health and Medicine; International Issues; Math, Chemistry and Physics; National Security and Defense; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will assess the adequacy of the capabilities of the Department of State to use effectively the nation's science and technology (S&T) assets in achieving U.S. foreign policy objectives during the next decade. It will consider whether and how enhancements of the department's S&T capabilities during the past decade should be augumented in view of the changing international political, economic, and scientific landscapes. The NRC's 1999 report titled The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State will serve as a benchmark and possibly as a framework for development of future strategic directions.

The project is sponsored by Carnergie Corporation of New York, the Golden Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The approximate start date for the project is September 1, 2013. A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 18 months.

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 09/09/2013
 Meeting 2 - 01/06/2014
 Meeting 3 - 01/13/2014
 Meeting 4 - 02/04/2014
 Meeting 5 - 02/06/2014
 Meeting 6 - 03/03/2014
 Meeting 7 - 04/24/2014
 Meeting 8 - 05/27/2014
 Meeting 9 - 08/20/2014


Reports having no URL can be seen
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Science and Technology Capabilities of the Department of State Letter Report
Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State (2015)
Summary: Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State (2015)