President's Distinguished Lecture Series

ABSTRACT: Most analyses of the recent economic meltdown and recovery focus on short-term economic factors such as GDP growth, job recovery, wage rates and asset valuation. Lost in this discussion are long-term changes taking place, including the three billion new capitalists who entered the world’s free economic system in the late 20th century, which are probably a bigger factor in economic competitiveness than banking failures, auto bailouts and government stimulus programs. Looking forward, countries have limited options in driving economic growth. Investments in education, research and development, and setting the right environment for innovation are the key variables that will determine winners and losers. The U.S. research university, the most important national innovation in the 20th century, is especially central to U.S. competitiveness.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Craig Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974, and served as president, CEO and chairman before retiring in 2009. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education and for raising awareness of the value of technology in improving global social and economic standards. He chairs numerous organizations, research centers and non-profits focused on education and innovation, including: BASIS Schools, Achieve; K12; Change the Equation; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Society for Science and the Public. Previously, he chaired or sat on the boards of: the National Academy of Engineering; the Clinton Global Initiative; the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development; the Business Coalition for Student Achievement; and the National Innovation Initiative. Barrett earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory.

Past Lectures:

Dr. John Deutch - Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology to Explore the Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

Lecture Summary: A Rock and a Hard Place: Stevens Institute of Technology Lecture Examines U.S. Revolution in Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

 

Dr. John Holdren - Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology
Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration: A Progress Report 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Headlines President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Restoring Science to Its Rightful Place: Senior Presidential Advisor Reports on Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration

 

Norman Augustine - Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin
Emerging Technology and its Broad Implications
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Press Release: Stevens Announces Norman Augustine as the Inaugural Speaker in the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Summary: Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Kicks Off Stevens’ President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Event Details 

Date:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time:
4:00 PM

Location:
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

Attendance:
This event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.

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