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Science and National Security

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The American Security Project and the American Geophysical Union invite participants to join a new discussion forum:

Leaders in Science and National Security

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ASP and AGU are cohosting this bipartisan & bicameral discussion series in order to foster conversation on how science underpins American national security.

The forum features mid and upper level congressional staff for a candid discussion under Chatham House Rules. Active participation from attendees is encouraged. We will hear from different speakers at each event, and cover different aspects of science and national security policy. Future topics will likely cover energy, the Arctic, geo-engineering, climate change, natural hazards, Earth observations, and how science policy translates to national security strategy, among others.

The first event was held on Monday, May 13, 2013, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building. Participants heard brief remarks from Dr. Jay Gulledge, Director of the Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Lab and Lt. General Norman Seip, USAF (Ret.). Following the speakers’ remarks, the speakers and congressional staff engaged in a lively discussion about the important intersection between science and national security.

ASP and AGU will cohost future events on a bimonthly basis. Stay tuned for the next event. If you would like to apply to join Leaders in Science and National Security, please email us at:



The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.



The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a non-profit, non-partisan, professional, scientific organization with more than 62,000 members representing over 144 countries. AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly publications, conferences, and outreach programs. www.agu.org