Appendix A

Workshop Agenda on U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Science and Technology

Policy and Strategy Framework for Bilateral Programs

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Lecture Room

October 28, 1997

9:00

Welcome from Dr. John Boright, NRC Office of International Affairs

9:15

The Political Context: Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, OSTP

 

Foreign Policy Perspective: Ms. Leslie Gerson, Department of State

 

National Security Objectives: Ms. Ki Fort, National Security Council

 

Gore-Chernomyrdin Activities: Mr. Mike Hamel, Office of the Vice President

10:00

Recent Program Experience: Approaches and Lessons Learned Gerald Dinneen

 

 

  • Summary of Day 1 Consultations
  • External reviews

 

 

  • Ms. Caroline Wagner: RAND
  • Mr. Glenn Schweitzer: Experiments in Cooperation
  • Dr. David Bernstein: Report on Joint Ventures
  • Ms. Kelly Robbins: Scientific Grants Programs

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Future Directions for S&T Cooperation: Where Is Russia Going and What Directions Are in the U.S. Interest?

Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones



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--> Appendix A Workshop Agenda on U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Framework for Bilateral Programs National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Lecture Room October 28, 1997 9:00 Welcome from Dr. John Boright, NRC Office of International Affairs 9:15 The Political Context: Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, OSTP   Foreign Policy Perspective: Ms. Leslie Gerson, Department of State   National Security Objectives: Ms. Ki Fort, National Security Council   Gore-Chernomyrdin Activities: Mr. Mike Hamel, Office of the Vice President 10:00 Recent Program Experience: Approaches and Lessons Learned Gerald Dinneen     Summary of Day 1 Consultations External reviews     Ms. Caroline Wagner: RAND Mr. Glenn Schweitzer: Experiments in Cooperation Dr. David Bernstein: Report on Joint Ventures Ms. Kelly Robbins: Scientific Grants Programs 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Future Directions for S&T Cooperation: Where Is Russia Going and What Directions Are in the U.S. Interest? Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones

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-->   Strategic Questions Facing the United States   • How do we help Russia move from the small-scale quick fixes to finding long-term solutions to systemic problems? How can S&T programs achieve a multiplier effect? How can S&T programs avoid becoming emigration paths? To what extent should the United States rely on multilateral mechanisms in lieu of bilateral approaches?   Developments in Russia: Special Concerns   • To what extent should we be worried about employment alternatives for displaced specialists? What can we do about the decline in cadres of young scientists? Can or should we address the obsolescence in Russian R&D facilities? 2:45 Break 3:00 Maximizing the Impact of Future U.S. Cooperative Programs   • How can programs become more sustainable? How can the payoffs of S&T programs be measured? Should U.S. agencies attempt to target specific institutes in preference to others for support? In central or outlying regions? How can the impact of programs in individual regions be magnified? How can we make sure the money gets to the researchers for research?   Future Programs That Can Stimulate Reform   • Should the U.S. reorient current efforts? Are there appropriate additional program initiatives? What are the appropriate roles of the U.S. public and private sectors? 4:30 Adjourn