Seminar and Q&A with John Holdren

Date: May 17, 2012
Time: 1:30PM
Location: Olsson Auditourm , Room 130 Rice Hall

Join us for a seminar titled "White House Grand Challenges & STEM Education" and a Q&A session featuring:

John Holdren Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Co‐Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech.

Prior to joining the Obama administration Dr. Holdren was Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and professor in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science. He was also Director of the independent nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. Previously, Holdren was a faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where in 1973, he co‐founded, and co‐led until 1996, the interdisciplinary graduate‐degree program in energy and resources. During the Clinton administration, Holdren served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology through both terms and chaired studies requested by President Clinton on preventing theft of nuclear materials, disposition of surplus weapon plutonium, the prospects of fusion energy, U.S. energy R&D strategy, and international cooperation on energytechnology innovation.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Cheryl Wagner at or 434-243-1100. The event is sponsored by the U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research.

TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.