Friday, February 18, 2011: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
East Salon (Washington Convention Center )Dr. Holdren holds advanced degrees in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics from MIT and Stanford and is highly regarded for his work on energy technology and policy, global climate change, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a foreign member of the Royal Society of London. A former AAAS president, his awards include a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the John Heinz Prize in Public Policy, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the Volvo Environment Prize. Before joining the Obama administration, Dr. Holdren was Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard Universityís Kennedy School of Government as well as professor in Harvardís Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the independent, nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. He also served as a member of President Clintonís Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 1994 to 2001.
John P. Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy
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