Battelle and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies were pleased to present a special joint event, "Effective Innovation: Keeping America on Top,"  in the McEvoy Auditorium at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on December 15.  This in-depth program examined the phenomenon of innovation in science and technology, economics and business, and the social and cultural spheres, with a particular emphasis on the importance of innovation as an engine of economic growth and a key element of our national security.  Click below to watch a video of the event.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

 

Agenda:   

Welcome and opening remarks: Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Gen Al Gray, USMC, (Ret.), Chairman of the Board of Regents and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Keynote address:  R. James Woolsey, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Venture Partner, Lux Capital Management; and
Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95).

Effective Social and Cultural Innovation:  Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter, Musician; Missile Defense/National Security Consultant; and Member, Board of Regents and Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; and RADM Louis Iasiello, USN (Ret.), OFM, PhD, Director of Human Formation, Pontifical College Josephinum; Former Chief of Navy Chaplains.  Followed by Q and A.

Effective Economic and Business Innovation:  CPS Energy Case Study. Followed by Q and A.

Effective Science and Technology Innovation: Rita Colwell, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland; Former Director, National Science Foundation; and Member, Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; and Bran Ferren, Co-Chairman, Applied Minds; Former President, Research and Development, Walt Disney Imagineering. Followed by Q and A.

Panel discussion: Moderated by Gen Alfred M. Gray, USMC (Ret.), 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps; and Chairman, Board of Regents and Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  Panel will be joined by The Honorable Charles Herzfeld, PhD, Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Closing remarks: Jeffrey Wadsworth, PhD, President and CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute.
 

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