Authors: Lewis Branscomb
June 1, 1993
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

In February 1993 the Clinton administration confirmed that fostering new technologies will be a critical part of its agenda for redirecting the American economy. To help orient the inevitable debates on this agenda, experts from Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs here examine a set of key issues and problems that, taken together, define the scope and limits of such a policy.

Among the topics discussed are the new relationship between federal and state governments implied by the administration's proposals, the creation of new missions for the national laboratories, the changing nature of the social contract between the government and research universities, and the relationship between education and the requirements for work in the twenty-first century.

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