Bridging Nations and Fields: East Asian Approaches to Science and Technology Policy

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
143AB (Washington Convention Center )
In a transition stage from the post-crisis time toward a new global structure, flexibility and mobility become essential for science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) policy to pursue public goals. This symposium will discuss how China, Korea, and Japan had and should take a direction with ST&I policy in the world where those societal tasks and issues are generated in waves. China will present its basic policies in science and technology. In the new century, China's economy is likely to be keeping a rapid growth rate while facing huge challenges in terms of transforming development model and restructuring economy. Korea will address the issue of bridging nations through science and technology (S&T) policies. Two approaches are adopted: retrospective and prospective. The retrospective approach finds some effective ways of sharing knowledge and experience for promoting S&T with developing countries. The prospective approach proposes some new ideas on effective international collaboration for Global Green Growth. Japan will present a basic direction of the next S&T Basic Plan, including some policy issues such as cross-border human resource mobility. Referring to the results of the S&T Foresight Survey conducted by NISTEP, speakers will share insights to go beyond the conventional borders of disciplines and fields toward their integration to pursue public goals.
Asuka Hoshikoshi, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Christopher Hill, George Mason University
June Seung Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning
Korea's S&T Knowledge-Sharing Activities with Developing Countries
Suk Joon Kim, Science and Technology Policy Institute
S&T Cooperation for Global Green Growth: Issues and Initiatives
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