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OSTP Director Speaks About America's Potential Soft Power

4 Nov 2021, 18:49 UTC
OSTP Director Speaks About America's Potential Soft Power
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Remarks by Science Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. Eric Lander to The World Academy of Sciences, OSTP

"The United States can and must do more ourselves. We're proud to directly support local scientific researchers: from physician-scientists in Ghana studying if a certain gene increases risk of preeclampsia in mothers-to-be, to tropical forest ecologists in Colombia working to institute science-based forest management policies after devastating wildfires. And those are just two of hundreds of examples, across more than 50 countries in South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. The United States is blessed with unique financial and scientific resources. We must make sure that these programs endure, expand, and receive more funding. And we must continue to welcome and exchange global scientific talent, with renewed commitment. Our shared scientific values are crucial to maximizing the benefit of science for humanity. These values will guide the United States' science, technology, and innovation policies in the years ahead. I am so grateful for the work of the World Academy of Sciences and look forward working together in the coming years. Thank you very much."

Keith's note: This is a nice ...

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