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1 STAS Flattening the World: The Role of Science and Technology Diplomacy in the 21st Century Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) and the Administrator of USAID U. S. Department of State Washington, DC

2 STAS Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007 http://eppsnet.com/images/digital-divide.jpg

3 STAS Image credit: MIT Media Lab weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/ask/arch...

4 STAS Photo Credit: Tony Karumba /Agence France-Presse - Getty Images lh3.google.com/_nZ6ODsczwkI/Ryln1I1tiVI/AAAAA... AIDS Orphans

5 STAS Oxford University Press, 2007 Economist Dr. Paul Collier

6 STAS http://www.diversifiedriskmanage ment.com/articles/images/grocery -store-lg.jpg http://www.seattle-city.com/images/petes-eggnest- restaurant.jpg http://www.dlife.com/opencms/export/pics/dLife_Images/fast_food.jpg

7 STAS iStock photo 000003424427 bp3.blogger.com/…./s320/Hubert+proughing+2.jpg

8 STAS http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Features/Tsets e/tsetse_gallery/images/006w.jpg http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images /Guardian/Pix/pictures/2006/07/18/farm372.jpg

9 STAS www.nndb.com/people/250/000024178/malthus.jpg Thomas Malthus http ://www.sustainablescale.org/images/uploaded/Population/World%20Population%20Growth%20to%202050.JPG

10 STAS Green Revolution wheat yields, 1950-2005 Normal and dwarf wheat varieties Norman Borlaug Father of the Green Revolution

11 STAS http://www.sustainablescale.org/images/uploaded/Population/World%20Population%20Growth%20to%202050. JPG

12 STAS www.theoildrum.com/.../12/global_land_use2.jpg

13 STAS http://keetsa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/biofuels.JPG

14 STAS New York Times, 19 January 2008

15 STAS http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://lh3.google.com/_2vGIpngAD6A/RyYrHUwLEYI/AAAAAAA AAcI/im80wmhEezM/s800/Deforestation.jpg

16 STAS Senators Nunn and Lugar, 1991 www.villagevoice.com/.../nunn-lugar-in-1991.jpg www.worldpoliticsreview.com/images/CommentaryNews/nunnlugar0807.jpg Former Senator Nunn and Senator Lugar, 2007 George Soros www.worldaidscampaign.info/.../george_ soros/

17 STAS Dr. Jason Rao US State Department, Spectrum of Bio-Risk Misuse of dual use dechnology Misuse of dual use dechnology Emerging disease Emerging disease Bio terrorism Bio terrorism Chronic disease Chronic disease Bio war Bio war Science for Security: The Bio Example “Dual Use” Science Collaboration = Dual-Benefit

18 STAS Bioindustry Initiative: Jason Rao (right) and Reynolds Salerno during a visit last year to a new BSL-3 lab in Bandung, Indonesia. Going Global: Biosecurity Engagement Program

19 STAS Dr. Alex Dehgan US State Department, STAS Soviet -made Frog 7’s Redirecting Iraqi weapons scientists

20 STAS Supporting Redirection: Creating a Virtual Science Library for Iraq Dr. Susan Cumberledge, DoD DTRA; Dr. Ranjiv Khush, DoS/STAS; Dr. Alex Dehgan, DoS/NEA;Dr. Barrie Ripin, DoS; Dr. Ben Perman, DoD; Karan Nain, Pakistan Supporting Redirection: Creating a Virtual Science Library for Iraq Dr. Susan Cumberledge, DoD DTRA; Dr. Ranjiv Khush, DoS/STAS; Dr. Alex Dehgan, DoS/NEA;Dr. Barrie Ripin, DoS; Dr. Ben Perman, DoD; Karan Nain, Pakistan

21 STAS Conference on Women in Science Kuwait, 2007 Science Diplomacy in the US Department of State Signing of the US-Libyan S & T Agreement U. S. Department of State 3 January 2008

22 STAS http://www.mreclipse.com/SEphoto/TSE2006/image/T06-309w.JPG http://www.skynightly.com/ima ges/solar-eclipse-march-2006- bg.jpg Path of Totality Libya, 29 March 2006

23 STAS Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum 2008 in Davos (Photo credit: Getty Images, CNN, 25 January 2008)‏ “…. a hint of what we can accomplish if people who are experts on needs in the developing world meet with scientists who understand what the breakthroughs are, whether it’s in software or drugs.”

24 STAS Characterization of contamination and human health at former nuclear facilities in Iraq Texas Tech University US Department of State Government of Iraq

25 STAS Texas Tech Team Iraq Ministry of Science and Technology Iraq Ministry of Environment International Iraq Center for Science and Industry (IICSI-State Dept. Program)‏ International Radioecology Lab (Ukraine)‏ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)‏ U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)‏ Royal Scientific Society (Jordan)‏ University of Science & Technology (Jordan)‏ Funding:  Texas Excellence Funds  U.S. Department of State  US CRDF  IICSI

26 STAS http://www7.nationalacademies.org/Jefferson/

27 STAS Undergraduate technology students in Adama University Visiting a physics laboratory in Addis Ababa University Dr. Osama Awadelkarim Jefferson Fellow US Department of State

28 STAS Meeting with the Sudanese Minister of Science and Technology Giving a seminar at Sudan University

29 STAS Joseph Henry Press, 2004 Biotechnology in Agriculture: Myths and Realities, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005

30 STAS Molecular insect resistance Bt cotton www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/images/ http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/images/ipm1025art17d.jpg www.whybiotech.com/html/images/

31 STAS Molecular insect resistance: Bt corn http://www.apsnet.org/online/feature/BtCorn/Images/healthy%20ear.JPG

32 STAS www.gmo-compass.org/images/news/257_global06.gif Millions of hectares planted in GMOs Fusarium ear rot -> fumonisins Kernel rot -> aflatoxin http://www.apsnet.org/online/feature/BtCorn/Images/healthy%20ear.JPG

33 STAS http://www.bayweekly.com/year01/issue9_38/images9_38/lead04protestors.jpg cujtokyo.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/gmo-prot... www.greenpeace.org/raw/image_full/france/phot..

34 STAS Flattening the World: The Role of Science and Technology Diplomacy in the 21st Century Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) and the Administrator of USAID U. S. Department of State Washington, DC


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