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Travel support is expected thanks to the National Science Foundation.Ê Please
indicate when submitting abstracts if you need travel support.

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference
The Local and the Global: Contexts in Science and Technology
April 12-13, 2003
American Association for the Advancement of Science Headquarters
Washington, DC
Abstracts due by February 14, 2003

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 to):Ê

? 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 April 12 and 13, 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 regularly.Ê If you have any questions, please contact either of the following organizers: David Bruggeman,, or Christine Pommerening,, or Edith Webster,, or Meghan O'Reardon,