Table of Contents


Science and Foreign Policy

Summer 1999


Forum



Editor’s Journal: The Merits of Meritocracy


Kevin Finneran

The nation must think through its contradictory attitudes toward academic achievement.


From the Hill


Lab access restrictions sought in wake of Chinese espionage reports; Conservatives challenge science community on data access; Bills to protect confidentiality of medical data introduced; Controversial database protection bill reintroduced; Genetic testing issues reviewed; Budget resolution deals blow to R&D funding


Update



The Government-University Partnership in Science


Bill Clinton


Education Reform for a Mobile Population


Eamon M. Kelly, Bob H. Suzuki, Mary K. Gaillard

School management must be local, but national action is also essential.


Science Savvy in Foreign Affairs


Roland W. Schmitt

The Department of State must integrate science and technology expertise more completely into its staff and operations.


Science at the State Department


Frank E. Loy

Scientific expertise has too often been neglected in the making of U.S. foreign policy, but we are making a determined effort to expand its role.


Reworking the Federal Role in Small Business Research


George E. Brown Jr., James Turner

The U.S. economy is changing rapidly, and the Small Business Investment Research program must change with it.


Are New Accountability Rules Bad for Science?


Susan E. Cozzens

If properly implemented, the new requirements could strengthen science and enhance its public support.


The Role of the University: Leveraging Talent, Not Technology


Richard Florida

We are in danger of undermining the value of research universities if we regard them simply as sources of technology.


Real Numbers: Does university-industry collaboration adversely affect university research?


Diana Hicks, Kimberly Hamilton


Book Review: In defense of science


Daniel Barbiero

Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
, by
Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont.


Book Review: Making sense of the national labs


Rick Borchelt

Limited by Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System
, by
Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman.


Book Review: The terrorist threat


Melvin A. Goodman

The Ultimate Terrorists
, by
Jessica Stern.


Book Review: Countering terrorism


Raymond A. Zilinskas

America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack
, by
Richard A. Falkenrath, Robert D. Newman, and Bradley A. Thayer.


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