The Local and the Global: Contexts in Science and Technology

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference
The Local and the Global: Contexts in Science and Technology
April 2003
American Association for the Advancement of Science Headquarters
Washington, DC

Abstracts due by January 30, 2003

Our application for travel funding is currently under review. We
expect to be able to provide some support for student speakers once
it has been approved.

The conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present
their research in areas concerning science, technology and
globalization, particularly as they relate to the concerns raised in
the post-9/11 world. It will take place in conjunction with a
workshop on science and technology policy careers planned by the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, and immediately
follow their annual S&T colloquium.

Abstracts (up to 250 words) for a 10-15 minute presentation should be
submitted by January 30, 2003 to Submitted abstracts
will receive a response by March 1, 2003. Final papers will be
included on the conference website. Travel funding may become
available for a limited number of presenters. Students in need of
travel funds should indicate so when submitting their abstract. There
may be a small ($25 or less) conference fee.

The organizers welcome submissions from graduate students whose
research focuses on challenges in the global science and technology
arena. We are particularly interested in research that concerns
science, technology and globalization in relation to (but not limited

* Science and Technology issues in the post-9/11 world
* Technology transfer, international investment, and intellectual
property rights
* Terrorism, public safety, public health and critical infrastructure
* Challenges to institutions, civil liberties and civil rights
* Science and technology in support of nation-building and development
* Science and technology from non-Western perspectives
* Multinational corporations and international regulation

The conference will be held in late April of 2003 at the American
Association for the Advancement of Science Headquarters in
Washington, DC, and is sponsored by:

* George Mason University, School of Public Policy
* George Washington University, The Center for International Science
and Technology Policy
* Virginia Tech, Science and Technology Studies Program

Further information on previous conferences, area lodging, schedule
etc. is available on the conference website at, and will be updated

If you have any questions, please contact either of the following organizers:

* David Bruggeman,, or
* Christine Pommerening,, or
* Edith Webster,, or Meighan O'Reardon,