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December 6, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Washington, DC
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

** Please note: this event is taking place in Washington, D.C. **

The Levin Center at Wayne Law will host a half-day symposium December 6th on how to strengthen Congress' ability to oversee science and technology.  The symposium will highlight two current reports: "Building a 21st Century Congress: Improving Congress' Science and Technology Expertise" by the Belfer Center and the soon-to-be released "Science and Technology Policy Assessment" by the National Academy of Public Administration.  Following the presentation of the two reports, a panel of experts will discuss their reactions to the reports and future options.  A question and answer session will follow. 

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks:     

  • Former Senator Carl Levin, Chair, Levin Center at Wayne Law
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • Senator Tom Tillis (by video)

9:30 a.m. Presentation of Reports:

  • Belfer Center:  Laura Manley, Director, Technology and Public Purpose Project
  • National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA):  Roger Kodat, Senior Project Director

10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator: Grace Gedye, The Washington Monthly
  • Alex Givens, Director, Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy, Georgetown Law School, and former Chief Counsel for Senator Leahy on the Antitrust Subcommittee 
  • Peter Blair, Executive Director, National Academy of Sciences/Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences and former Assistant Director, OTA 
  • Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, GAO's Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) office                       
  • Ali Nouri, President, Federation of American Scientists 

11:00 a.m. Question & Answer Session

11:25 a.m. Closing Remarks

For more information about this event, please contact Emily VanBarr at 3135772731 or