Eisenhower's Farewell Address at Fifty

President Eisenhower's address is mainly remembered for his warning of the perils of a "military-industrial complex." Less widely known, but no less important was his caution, a few sentences later, about "the danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite." This seminar explored the historical context and current relevance of Eisenhower's worries about a "scientific-technological elite." CSPO faculty members and authors Dan Sarewitz and G. Pascal Zachary spoke, along with author and journalist Daniel S. Greenberg and journalist and former science analyst for the GAO William Lanouette. The panel was moderated by Steve Lagerfeld, editor of The Wilson Quarterly.

Featuring Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Professor of Science and Society, Professor, School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability; G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary, Professor of Practice, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Albert H. Teich, Research Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs at George Washington University; Daniel Greenberg.

January 17, 2011
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AAAS Auditorium, Washington, DC
Presented by:
Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes