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Are we losing what made America great?
A Debate on Science and America’s Future

"Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for public debates in which the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy."

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2010 State of Science

CapSci Conference, NSF | Mar 28, 2010
Some of America's science policy leaders discussed what progress has been made on the President's answers to the 14 Top Science Questions Facing America.

Nobel Conference

Nobel Conference | Oct 06, 2009
"Democracy in the Age of Science:" Science Debate cofounder Shawn Lawrence Otto's compelling keynote address at the 2009 Nobel conference

Two Cultures: A Dangerous Divide in the 21st Century

NYAS and Science Debate | May 09, 2009
A symposium honoring the 50th anniversary of C.P. Snow's famed "two cultures" lecture and what it means today.

Innovation Conference

Science Debate & Humphrey Institute | Oct 21, 2008
Science Debate and the University of Minnesota sponsored this conference with keynotes by Peter Agre and Ira Flatow