Professor — Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dean Rusk Chair in International Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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LAS 381 • Global Challngs Natl Innov Sys
T 600pm-900pm SRH 3.355
Increasingly, the technical challenges that drive major science and technology policy issues, and sustain growth in high technology industries, are global in nature. They require coordination of technology investments across corporate and national boundaries, and the creation of new international coalitions or global institutions. This class will explore the theory and practice of policies responding to these global technological challenges, in a diverse set of scientific and technical areas. Students enrolled in the seminar will read selected articles and readings on technical, economic, industrial, and legal policy issues related to technological innovation in global high tech industries. The class format will mix lectures with student and invited guest presentations. Students will be required to prepare a series of analytical briefs on selected technology policy challenges, and carefully analyze and absorb occasional invited expert presentations in these areas. In addition, all students will be required to undertake a team technology policy analysis project, with their analysis and conclusions briefed to the seminar at the end of the semester.