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International Issues

The significance of science and technology in the global context has grown dramatically and both private sector and government cooperation in international science and engineering have assumed a more prominent role. The complex and systemic biological, economic, and ecological problems of the 21st Century will demand more information, more participation by the scientific communities of all nations, and more cooperation between these communities and political decision-makers.

New security threats, globalization, and the rapid increase in health and environmental challenges have generated a need to reassess the U.S. Government's role in international S&E and diplomatic institutions.



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nsb0804 International Science and Engineering Partnerships: A Priority for U.S. Foreign Policy and Our Nation's Innovation Enterprise
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nsb01187 Toward a More Effective Role for the U.S. Government in International Science and Engineering
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nsb00217 Toward a More Effective NSF Role in International Science and Engineering

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Symposium on International Models for S&T Budget Coordination and Priority Setting
Co-sponsored by the National Science Board Committee on Strategic Science and Engineering Policy Issues and Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering
November 18 - 20, 1999
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Hearing on Global Science and Engineering: Foreign Perspectives, Multicultural and International Organizations
November 16, 1999
Agenda  |  Summary

Hearing on Global Economy, Human Resources, and International Exchanges
October 29, 1999
Agenda  |  Summary

Hearing on the Global Framework and Modes of Interaction
July 30, 1999
Agenda  |  Summary

In September 2005, the National Science Board established a Task Force on International Science to examine the role of the U.S. Government in supporting international science and engineering partnerships. The Task Force held three Board-sponsored roundtable discussions:

 

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