Fall 2008 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Global Challenges to National Innovation Systems
Instructor(s): Kenneth Flamm
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 64810
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.109
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Taught with William Spencer (CEO Emeritus, SEMATECH)

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Increasingly, the technical challenges that drive major science and technology policy issues, and sustain growth in high technology industries, are global in nature. They require coordination of technology investments across corporate and national boundaries, and the creation of new international coalitions or global institutions. This class will explore the theory and practice of policies responding to these global technological challenges, in a diverse set of scientific and technical areas.

The seminar will be supported in part by the Technology, Innovation, and Global Security (TIGS) program of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. A series of expert speaker seminars will be sponsored by the TIGS program in coordination with the class, and serve as one of the required student activities for the class.

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