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American Geological Institute
Leadership Forum

“Science Policy

and the Geosciences”

Monday, May 9, 2005
National Academies of Sciences Keck Building
500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC

Conference Synposis

Detailed Agenda


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Monday, May 9th

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Stephen Testa


Purpose of the Meeting


• Inform member societies of science policy issues



• Opportunities for societies to inform science policy makers



• Identify common opportunities in promoting the geosciences in the policy arena



I. Panel Discussion: Natural Hazards Policy and the Geosciences

9:30 am




• Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurance Insurance Association



Jim Russell, Vice President - Outreach, Institute for Business and Home Safety



• Brian Pallasch, Director of Government Affairs, ASCE



• Dan Byers, Staff Director, House Science Committee Subcommittee on Research


10:30 am



10:45 am

Member Society Discussion






II. Science Policy and the Future of Geoscience Research

1:00 pm




• Charles Groat, Director, US Geological Survey



• Scott Rayder, Chief of Staff, NOAA



• Jack Kaye, Director, Sun-Earth Systems, NASA



• Marge Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Director, Geosciences Directorate, NSF


2:00 pm

Member Society Discussion


2:15 pm




III. Energy Policy and Science Research

1:00 pm




Nicholas Woodward, Geosciences Research, Office of Science, DOE



Walter D. Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Minerals Management Service



• Ben Geman, reporter for Environment & Energy Daily


3:30 pm

Member Society Discussion


4:00 pm



4:15 pm

Wrap-Up and Actionable Issues

Stephen Testa

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