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On Wednesday, September 10 from 2pm to 4:30pm the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will host the Honorable Kathryn Sullivan for a Bold Ideas Seminar.  Dr Sullivan is a distinguished scientist, renewed astronaut, and intrepid explorer, and is currently serving as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator. The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought hosts seminars and conferences designed to find and foster big, bold science and technology ideas that address the most trying challenges facing our society.  RSVP is required.  For registration, please contact Patrick Cheetham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=RSVP" target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-525-0770.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Date:  Wednesday, September 10, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Place: 

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station, Orange and Silver Line)

Agenda

2:00 PM - Introduction and Keynote Address

Moderator:

Michael S. Swetnam, CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Featured Speaker:

The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, PhD, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator

3:30 PM - Reception

The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan Biography

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on March 6, 2014, having served as Acting NOAA Administrator since February 28, 2013. She is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut and intrepid explorer.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Administrator, Dr. Sullivan held the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator, and also performed the duties of NOAA's Chief Scientist, a vacant position. As Assistant Secretary, Dr. Sullivan played a central role in directing Administration and NOAA priority work in the areas of weather and water services, climate science and services, integrated mapping services and Earth-observing capabilities. She also provided agency-wide direction with regard to satellites, space weather, water, and ocean observations and forecasts to best serve American communities and businesses. As Deputy Administrator, she oversaw the smooth operation of the agency.

Dr. Sullivan is the United States Co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental body that is building a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to provide environmental intelligence relevant to societal needs.

Dr. Sullivan’s impressive expertise spans the frontiers of space and sea. An accomplished oceanographer, she was appointed NOAA’s Chief Scientist in 1993, where she oversaw a research and technology portfolio that included fisheries biology, climate change, satellite instrumentation and marine biodiversity.

She was the inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, she served a decade as President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation's leading science museums. Dr. Sullivan joined COSI after three years of service as Chief Scientist.

Dr. Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Sullivan has also served on the National Science Board (2004-2010) and as an oceanographer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1988-2006). She holds a bachelor's degree in earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Canada.

RSVP is required. For registration, please contact Patrick Cheetham at

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Institute Focus

  • Science and Technology Policy
  • National Security
  • S&T Forecasting
  • Operational Research
  • Terrorism and Asymmetry
  • Emerging Threats and Opportunities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Neurotechnology and ethics

Address

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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