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STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF SOVIET SOCIAL SCIENCE: THE CHALLENGE FOR THE AMERICAN SCHOLARLY COMMUNITY August 24-25, 1989 National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC AGENDA THURSDAY; AUGUST 24 The emphasis this day is on: (1) providing and sharing information, (2) encouraging communication among participants, and (3) giving participants an opportunity to discuss issues of interest to them. ~M.Plenary Sessions 8:15 Registration open 8:30 Coffee, continental breakfast 9:00 WelcomeSuzanne Woolsey, Executive Director, CBASSE 9:15 Plenary Session I: Background for Our Discussions "The History and Development of Soviet Social Science" Blair Ruble. Secretary, The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies "The History and Development of U.S.-Soviet Scholarly Ex- changes" Allen Kassof, Executive Director, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) 10:45 Break 11:00 Panel I: Social Science in the Soviet UnionCurrent Conditions and [lends Panel participants will be asked to address: (1) current direc- tions of change, including where one finds Soviets interested in contacts with U.S scholars; (2) strengths, weaknesses, needs within Soviet social and behavioral sciences; (3) U.S.-Soviet contacts in the behavioral and social sciences in particular fields; and (4) implications for American social science and scholarship. Participants: Paul Goble, U.S. Department of State 32

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Ed ~ Hewett, The Brookings Institution Michael Swafford, Paragon Research International 12:30 Lunch P.M. Working Groups Each session will have a rapporteur, who will report back on the second day so that a collective picture can be developed for the entire group. 2:00 Working Groups #2a Joint U.S.~oviet scholarly projects Chair: Alexander Rabinowitch, Indiana University Rapporteur: Jo Husbands #3a U.S.~oviet research collaboration Chair: Philip Converse, Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences ~4 Rapporteur: Philip Stewart, Ohio State University Logistical issues in Soviet-American scholarly work Chair: Richard Ericson, Columbia University Rapporteur: Marianna lax Choldin, University of Illinois #5 Intellectual opportunities for American scholars Chair: Roberta Miller, National Science Foundation Rapporteur: Barbara Anderson, University of Michigan 3:30 Break 4:00 Working Groups #1 Projects to improve social and behavioral science capabilities in the U.S.S.R. Chair: John Adams, University of Minnesota Rapporteur: Marjorie Balzer, Georgetown University #2b Joint U.S.~oviet scholarly projects Chair: Jane Wales, W. Alton Jones Foundation Rapporteur: William Zimmerman, University of Michigan #3b U.S.~oviet research collaboration Chair: Joseph Kadane, Carnegie Mellon University Rapporteur: Allen Lynch, Harriman Institute, Columbia University #6 Development of behavioral science in the U.S.S.R. Chair: Norris Minick, Northwestern University Rapporteur: David Johnson, Federation of Cognitive, Be- havioral, and Psychological Sciences 5:30 Adjournreception follows in the Members' Room 33

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FRIDAY AUGUST 25 If Day 1 provides information, Day 2 addresses implications What do these changes and opportunities mean for the U.S. social science com- munity? How can the community best be responsive to what is happening in the U.S.S.R? What are key issues and problems? How much commu- nication, coordination, planning is possible, feasible, and desirable? 8:30 Coffee, continental breakfast 9:00 Plenary Session II: Reports from the Working Groups Each rapporteur will summarize the results of the discussion in his or her group, followed by questions and general discussion. 10:45 Break 11:00 Panel II: The American Response Ideas and Prospects The panelists will be invited to draw on the meeting's discussion to suggest ideas for what should be done (projects, programs, organizational changes, funding, etc.) so that the U.S. social science community can respond effectively to the new opportu- nities in the Soviet Union. Participants: Herbert Simon, Carnegie Mellon University Enid C.B. Schoettle, Ford Foundation Herbert Levine, University of Pennsylvania William ~ James, U.S. Information Agency 1:00 Lunch 2:00 Adjourn, followed by visit to the Kennan Institute 34