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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Culture Matters: An Approach to International Research Agreements Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

July 29-31, 2013

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

FINAL AGENDA

With this GUIRR workshop, we intend to address how culture and cultural perception influence and impact the process by which research agreements are made and negotiated across international boundaries. Representatives from around the world and from GUIRR’s three constituent sectors—government, university, and industry—will gather to provide input into four specific meeting tracks or domains. The tracks will focus on research and agreements affecting or involving:

(1) People/Human Subjects

(2) Environment and Natural Resources

(3) Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing

(4) Agriculture and Animal Issues

The task for the experts involved in each track will be to examine the domain under discussion and the role that culture and cultural expectations may have in the forging and implementation of international research agreements. In addition to the domain tracks, a set of six plenary sessions will be held, addressing topics of a cross-cutting nature and engaging all workshop participants.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
 
3:30 pm Registration–Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences Building
 
4:00 pm Welcome–Lecture Room

■ Dr. Barbara Mittleman, Vice President for Immunology, Nodality Inc.

■ Dr. Arturo Pizano, Manager, University Research Collaboration Program, Siemens

■ Ms. Susan Sauer Sloan, Director, GUIRR

■ Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering

 
4:20 pm Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
Moderator: Ms. Katie Kalinowski, Senior Program Associate, The National Academies

■ Dr. Mathew Burrows, Counselor, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 
4:50 pm Plenary #1–Designing Projects with Culture in Mind
Moderator: Ms. Susan Sauer Sloan, Director, GUIRR How might one design international research projects while being cognizant of cultural distinctions, mannerisms, and sensitivities? What cultural issues should be taken into consideration?

Towards Culturally Responsible Conduct of International Research
Dr. Frederick Leong, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director, Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, Michigan State University

Why Culture Matters in Cancer Research Dr. Ted Trimble, Director, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute

 
6:00 – 7:30 pm International Wine Tasting Reception–Great Hall
 
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
 
8:00 am Registration & Breakfast–Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences Building
 
8:30 am Welcome and Review Agenda–Lecture Room
Dr. Barbara Mittleman, Nodality and Dr. Arturo Pizano, Siemens
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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8:45 am Plenary #2–Wealthy vs. Poor Developing Countries
Moderator: Mr. Patrick Schlesinger, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
How does or should research efforts differ in developing countries with significant financial resources versus those with very limited resources? How do you make research/science policy when there are lots/limited resources? How does governance structure and principles differ?

Academic Research in Developing Countries: From Paternalism to Partnership
Dr. Benjamin Caballero, Professor of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Rich vs. Poor, Developing Countries: Using Ethics in Decision Making
Prof. Ames Dhai, Director and Head–Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand

 
9:45 am Break
 
10:15 am Breakout Session #1

■ People/Human Subjects–Lecture Room

■ Environment and Natural Resources–Room 118

■ Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing–Room 120

■ Agriculture and Animal Issues–Room 250

 
12:00 pm Lunch–West Court
 
1:00 pm Plenary #3–Language
Moderator: Ms. Mary Jordan, Senior Technical Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships, Office of HIV/AIDS, U.S. Agency for International Development
How does language influence the ability to have successful international research agreements? What are differences in acceptable terminology, how people use language and interpret words differently, etc.

Understanding the Global, Regional and National Dynamics of Interdisciplinary Research Lessons from a Multi-Year, Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cyberlearning Program Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor, School of International Service and Executive Director, COTELCO/IDPP, American University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Communicating Science: Major Language Issues in International Research Agreements
Mr. Scott L. Montgomery, Affiliate Faculty Member, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

 
2:00 pm Breakout Session #2

■ People/Human Subjects–Lecture Room

■ Environment and Natural Resources–Room 118

■ Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing–Room 120

■ Agriculture and Animal Issues–Room 250

 
3:30 pm Break
 
4:00 pm Plenary #4–Urbanization, Ecological Sustainability, and Social Resilience
Moderator: Dr. John M. Carfora, Associate Provost for Research Advancement and Compliance, Loyola Marymount University How are changing population patterns and demand for access to urban infrastructure changing cultures? What do these changes mean for international research collaboration?

From Sustainability to Resilience: Reimagining the Role of the Healthy City in International Research Collaborations Dr. Eric G. Strauss, President’s Professor of Biology and Executive Director, Center for Urban Resilience, Loyola Marymount University

Open Innovation Platform for Sustainable Cities: A Paradigm Shift in International Collaboration Dr. Osman Ahmed, Head, Global Research and Innovation, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Culture Through the Numbers: Analytics Applied to Cities Dr. Jurij R. Paraszczak, Director of IBM Research Industry Solutions and Leader of the Research Smarter Cities Program, IBM

 
5:30 – 7:00 pm Reception–Sponsored by Noblis Great Hall
 
Welcome: Dr. H. Gilbert Miller, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Noblis
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
 
7:30 am Registration & Breakfast–Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences Building
 
8:00 am Welcome, Recap, and Review Agenda–Lecture Room
Dr. Barbara Mittleman, Nodality
 
8:15 am Breakout Reporting–All Tracks

■ People/Human Subjects

■ Environment and Natural Resources

■ Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing

■ Agriculture and Animal Issues

 
9:15 am Plenary #5–Intellectual Property (IP)
Moderator: Mr. James Casey, Interim Director of Pre-Award Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill How do differing cultural attitudes towards ownership of ideas/IP affect cross-cultural partnerships? What constitutes IP and what can you protect? How is IP enforced? Research integrity and IP.

■ Ms. Julissa Reynoso, U.S. Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Intellectual Property Development Across the Globe Mr. Robert L. Stoll, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Culture and Personality in Global Business
Mr. Daniel Satinsky, Vice President, Business Development, Foresight Science & Technology

 
10:30 am Break
 
10:50 am Plenary #6–Change and Drivers
Moderator: Dr. Lida Anestidou, Senior Program Officer, The National Academies
What changes are on the horizon that will influence international research agreements? How can positive change be driven through such work? What drives/motivates people to get together to do research?

■ Dr. Robert Bertram, Director, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy in Technology, U.S. Agency for International Development

 
12:00 pm Wrap-up
Dr. Barbara Mittleman, Nodality and Ms. Susan Sauer Sloan, GUIRR
 
12:15 pm Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2014. Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18849.
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In an increasingly interconnected world, science and technology research often transects international boundaries and involves researchers from multiple nations. This paradigm provides both new opportunities and new challenges. As science and technology capabilities grow around the world, United States-based organizations are finding that international collaborations and partnerships provide unique opportunities to enhance research and training. At the same time, enhancing international collaboration requires recognition of differences in culture, legitimate national security needs, and critical needs in education and training.

Culture Matters is the summary of a workshop convened by the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) in July 2013 to address how culture and cultural perception influence and impact the process by which research agreements are made and negotiated across international boundaries. In this workshop, "Culture Matters: An Approach to International Research Agreements", representatives from around the world and from GUIRR's three constituent sectors - government, university, and industry - gathered to provide input into four specific meeting tracks or domains. The tracks focused on research and agreements affecting or involving people/human subjects; environmental and natural resources; science, engineering, and manufacturing; and agriculture and animal issues. This report examines each of these domains and the role that culture and cultural expectations may have in the forging and implementation of international research agreements.

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