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OSTP's director John P. Holdren with John Markoff of The New York Times

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"Whether it’s improving our health or harnessing clean energy, protecting our security or succeeding in the global economy, our future depends on reaffirming America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation."
-President Barack Obama

Dr. John P. Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The 1976 Act also authorizes OSTP to lead interagency efforts to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and to work with the private sector, state and local governments, the science and higher education communities, and other nations toward this end.

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Holdren and our moderator, John Markoff, the Pulitzer prize winning senior writer of The New York Times science section. Tonight we will learn more about the Director and his mandate, as well as many of the initiatives the OSTP has put in place.

Please join us.

We are very pleased that KQED Radio will be on-site taping tonight's program and will broadcast it Wednesday, January 8 at 8pm.

This event is part of the Museum's Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders and authors in enthralling, educational conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences gain insight into the remarkable process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.

Watch this event on the Computer History Museum's YouTube channel.




Holdren, John P., Speaker
Intel, Sponsor
Markoff, John, Moderator


Computer History Museum

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Mountain View, California





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Computer History Museum


Lecture; Sponsored

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CHM Lecture Collection


Computer History Museum

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