Table of Contents

Science and Foreign Policy

Summer 1999


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


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.