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Date and Location

April 24, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET


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Please join the Belfer Center for a hybrid panel event titled, "The Past, Present, and Future Course of the U.S. Strategy for Technology Leadership," with Jacob Smith, Policy Advisor for the Office of Senator John Cornyn, Jon Cardinal, Director of Economic Development for the Office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, J.D. Grom, Senior Advisor to the Secretary on CHIPS Implementation, Sujai Shivakumar, Director of the Renewing American Innovation (RAI) Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 AM in the Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414AB) and on Zoom. This session will be moderated by Belfer Center Fellow Doug Calidas and Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Sciences, Constanza Vidal Bustamante.

Securing U.S. leadership in cutting-edge, dual-use technologies is now an overarching policy priority shared by Republicans and Democrats — though major disagreements about the scope, methods, and purpose of a federal technology strategy persist. In this panel discussion, we examine the political dynamics that led to the enactment of the landmark CHIPS and Science Act and consider options that Congress and the Executive Branch may take in future years when crafting a federal technology strategy. Panelists include senior congressional staffers and agency officials who drafted and implemented the CHIPS and Science Act and a longtime expert in U.S. competitiveness and innovation.

Virtual participation is open to the public.

In-person participation is for HUID holders only. Any participants without HUIDs will not be permitted access to the building.