Together with the Science Diplomats Club, the Office of Science and Technology organizes monthly Science Breakfasts, where a prominent member of the American science and technology community, speaks to an audience of counselors from embassies in Washington.
Since January 2007, these breakfasts have provided the 30-40 guests from 15-20 countries, with the opportunity to strengthen ties with American leaders in science and technology in a positive atmosphere. Visits from notable guests such as the Undersecretaries for Science in the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy as well as directors from NOAA, DARPA and the American Chemical Society have often led to further cooperation amongst their organizations.
Brian D. Nordmann, PhD, Director of the Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies, in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State, will address the Science Diplomats Club on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Matthew Hourihan, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will address the Science Diplomats Club on Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Graham M. Harrison, Ph.D., Program Officer in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation, joined by Dr. Rainer Gruhlich, Program Officer in the Division International Affairs at the German Research Foundation (DFG), will address the Science Diplomats Club on Thursday September 4, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Cynthia R. Robinson, Director/Principal Investigator, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships at AAAS will address the Science Diplomats Club on Thursday June 27, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Mathew Burrows, PhD, Counselor and Director, Analysis and Production Staff at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) will address the Science Diplomats Club on Thursday June 6, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Cathy Campbell, President and CEO of CRDF Global, and Ovidiu Bujorean, Senior Program Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, for the GIST initiative will address the Science Diplomats Club on Thursday April 25, 2013 from 8am to 10am at the Embassy of France.
Michael S. Lubell, Director of Public Affairs of The American Physical Society (APS), will give some observation and predictions to the Science Diplomats Club about the “American Science Policy Post Election-2012”.
Mojdeh Bahar, Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), Gary Jones, Washington, DC Representative for the FLC, and Fred Snyder, Coordinator of the FLC-NE Region STEM initiative, will give a presentation to the Science Diplomats Club about FLC activities and International cooperation initiatives November 27, 2012 at the embassy of France in Washington, DC.
Dr. Alice P. Gast, an internationally renowned scholar, researcher and academic leader, was appointed the 13th president of Lehigh University in 2006. She is also serving as the U.S. Science Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. She will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on June 14, 2012. Dr. Gast will discuss her experiences as Science Envoy to Central Asia and the Caucasus, focusing on the value of international education and the importance of science and technology diplomacy.
Kate Kirby is the Executive Officer of the American Physical Society (APS), the premier professional organization of more than 47,000 physicists from academia, national laboratories and industry, and a leading publisher of scientific journals. She will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on April 24, 2012.