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International Friction and Cooperation in High-Technology Development and Trade: Papers and Proceedings Second Day's Welcome Charles Wessner, National Research Council It is my pleasure to welcome you to the second day of our conference on Sources of International Friction and Cooperation in High-Technology Development and Trade. Permit me to make one small observation. The topics that you are working on today are of great importance to the future of this country and to the continued success of the multilateral trading system which has contributed so much to global growth. As was noted repeatedly, these topics are of great interest to the Clinton administration; they are also of great interest to the majority party. We have had extensive consultations on the science committee in the House as well as in the Senate. Indeed, both Senator Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich have personally expressed their interest in the subject of this conference and our deliberations. This bipartisan interest underscores the policy relevance of today's discussions. So, to return to today's agenda, let's welcome William Colglazier, the executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences.
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