Author Archives: Hal Salzman

Collaborative Advantage

This article is in New Horizons for a Flat World, Winter 2006

The days of U.S. technological domination are over. The nation must learn to thrive through working with others. Almost daily, news reports feature multinational companies—many based in the United States—that are establishing technology development facilities in China, India, and other emerging economies. General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola—the list grows steadily longer. And […]


This article is in What Science Can Do, Summer 2009

Human enhancement I read with interest Maxwell J. Mehlman’s “Biomedical Enhancements: Entering a New Era” (Issues, Spring 2009). My principal association with biomedical enhancements has been in connection with sport as a member of the International Olympic Committee and, from 1997 to 2007, as chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency. This is a somewhat specialized […]

What Shortages? The Real Evidence About the STEM Workforce

This article is in The Online Challenge to Higher Education, Summer 2013

Despite naysayers, the nation is producing more than enough quality workers in scientific and engineering fields—and policymakers and industry leaders should proceed accordingly. Computer science graduates in 1998 often looked to Microsoft as the hottest employer in town—and as it turned out, for good reason. Within four years of joining the company, they would be […]