ARLINGTON, VA – A distinguished panel of experts hosted by the Office of Naval Research shared their perspectives Friday on the cultural and political factors influencing technological innovations in China.
The lecture, "Innovation in China: A Decade of Change," offered forecasts for the future as well as expert recommendations for how U.S. scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and others can remain active in global science and technology (S&T) development. The event is part of ONR´s ongoing effort to open the aperture and increase the breadth of ideas in the S&T community.
"As we look at the world and how it is changing, we recognize that now is the time to engage at the strategic level and develop how we might influence, or be influenced by these global shifts," said ONR Director of Innovation, Dr. Larry Schuette.
Each panelist presented a unique vantage point on China´s S&T development. Speakers included: Dr. Wei Zhao, rector and professor at the University of Macau in China; Dr. Adam Segal, the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow in China Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations; and Mr. John Tkacik, a retired 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and State Department.
The views expressed by panelists represent their personal experience and insights.
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