YPFP Events

YPFP DC: Common Frontier - at the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy

July 25, 2013 06:30 pm


Koshland Science Museum
525 E Street NW
20001 Washington, DC
United States

Join members of the scientific and foreign policy communities for a reception to launch the new program series At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy. Anthony “Bud” Rock, CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, will introduce “science diplomacy” and program organizers will offer a taste of the exciting programs to come.

Throughout the fall, the Crossroads series will examine themes such as forecasting, empowerment, revolution, and emerging markets.  Each program will feature a moderated conversation between  invited experts as well as provide a forum for active discussion about the commonalities and differences between the perspectives and approaches of the science and foreign policy communities.  

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served. 

This program is a collaboration between the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and the Koshland Science Museum.


Mr. Anthony Rock has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Science and Technology Centers since 2009. Previous to this position, he served as Vice President for Global Engagement at Arizona State University (ASU), where he was responsible for expanding global awareness among students and developing new and creative international programs of research and scholarship. Before joining ASU, Mr. Rock had a distinguished three-decade career in U.S. government service, much of it within the Department of State promoting scientific and technological collaboration throughout the world. His diplomatic service culminated in his five-year appointment as principal deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for oceans, environment, and science. Mr. Rock served abroad as Minister for Science, Technology, Environment, Health, and Non-Proliferation Affairs in the United States Embassy in Paris, France; was the Counselor for Environment, Science, Technology, and Health at the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium; and was Counselor for Environment, Science, Technology, and Health at the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mr. Rock also held positions in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, as Director for European Technology and Trade Affairs and as Director of Middle East Trade Affairs. In the Department of State, Mr. Rock served as Chief of Policy Planning in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES); Chief for International Health Policy and Chief of International Technology Policy. Prior to his diplomatic service, Mr. Rock was employed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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