Each Monday evening in November, AAAS is sponsoring a series of panel discussions on major issues in science and technology policy. The panels are hosted by NPR reporters Joe Palca and Richard Harris. See details below:

AAAS Invites You to a New Discussion Series
Science & Society: Grand Challenges

No powerpoint. No notes.

Just candid conversations with leading scientists,
economists, and politicians hosted by award-winning NPR reporters
Joe Palca and Richard Harris.

Monday, November 12th topic: Meeting Global Energy Demands
AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

About the series:
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest and the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center are co-sponsoring a discussion series "Science & Society: Grand Challenges."

The events will be held every Monday night in November from
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the AAAS Auditorium at
1200 New York Avenue. A reception will start at 5:00 pm.

The series continues on Monday, November 12th, with a conversation on meeting global energy demands. The guests will be John Holdren, Director of the Science, Technology & Public Policy Program at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and Lori Ryerkerk, General Manager of Government Relations at the ExxonMobil Corporation.

Future discussions will be on managing a pandemic and containing the spread of WMDs, and will feature experts from the White House and the Center for American Progress.

Please note that you must RSVP for each event separately.

RSVP for "Meeting Global Energy Demands" on November 12

RSVP for "Managing a Pandemic" on November 19

RSVP for "Containing the Spread of WMDs" on November 26


Benn Tannenbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director
Center for Science, Technology & Security Policy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
202 326 6496

Joanne Carney
Center for Science, Technology, and Congress
American Association for the Advancement of Science