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Science and technology expert to discuss the politics of research discoveries Sept. 29 at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa -- The director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will speak on "When Science, Politics and Foreign Policy Collide" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union at Iowa State University. The event is free and open to the public.

Norman Neureiter was the former science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell and retired Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. He also has served as vice president of Texas Instruments Asia, was an international affairs assistant during the Nixon Administration and was the first U.S. science attachC) in Eastern Europe. He will discuss the interaction of scientists and policymakers in shaping American foreign policy and global security.

"Dr. Neureiter brings into focus the failures of science advising at the highest levels of the federal government," said Yong Lee, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Science and Society at Iowa State. "He reminds scientists, engineers and social scientists how they should be prepared to reconcile science with politics."

The Institute of Science and Society will sponsor the lecture with additional funding from the University Committee on Lectures, funded by the Government of the Student Body, and other campus organizations.

The institute studies how attitudes and ethics about science are formed, how understanding of previous discoveries and advancements impact views about the future and society's quality of life, and the rate at which new technologies are accepted and adopted.

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The director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Norman Neureiter, will speak on "When Science, Politics and Foreign Policy Collide" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union at Iowa State University. The event is free and open to the public. This is an Institute of Science and Society lecture.

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"Neureiter brings into focus the failures of science advising at the highest levels of the federal government. He reminds scientists, engineers and social scientists how they should be prepared to reconcile science with politics."

Yong Lee, director of Institute of Science and Society