151May 2, 2013
Federal Government Research and Development Funding
John Holdren gave the keynote address at an American Association for the Advancement of Science forum on science and technology policy. He outlined the Obama administration’s fiscal year ...
318Mar 19, 2013
Threats from Asteroids and Meteors
Top NASA, military, and White House scientists testified on threats from asteroids and other near-earth objects, and U.S. capability to deflect their potential damage. The group talked about ...
352Jun 20, 2012
Office of Science and Technology Policy Oversight
John Holdren testified about programs administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as well as its roles, responsibilities, operations, management and its function in shaping ...
248Jan 18, 2011
U.S.-China Relations and Energy Policy
Officials from the U.S. and China spoke about cooperation and joint efforts in energy technology, particularly in areas such as coal-fired power plants. They responded to questions from the ...
883May 12, 2010
Future of Human Space Flight, Government Officials
Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Among the issues they addressed were the ...
677Apr 15, 2010
Presidential Remarks on Human Space Flight
President Obama spoke about the future of the U.S. space program. In his remarks he explained his decision to eliminate plans for a new manned moon mission, and called for a restructuring of ...
5,343Feb 2, 2010
NASA Programs and Human Space Flight
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other spoke to reporters and answered questions about NASA’s fiscal year 2011 budget. The budget cuts most of the funding for missions to the moon ...
378Nov 24, 2009
John Holdren Remarks on Climate Change
Mr. Holdren spoke about greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change and future policy options. He focused on mitigating the impact of global warming and adapting current practices to ...
113Oct 17, 2007
Medal of Philanthropy Presentation
With Tom Brokaw serving as master of ceremonies, Vartan Gregorian presented the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy to the Heinz Family, the Mellon Family, the Tata Family of India, and industrialist Eli ...
36Nov 1, 2005
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control
Mr. El Baradei, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spoke about nuclear defense technology, saying countries that possess nuclear programs should move away from their nuclear defenses to set a ...
22Mar 24, 2000
Rising Oil Prices
Senators heard testimony on the rising price of oil, and the effiency and effectiveness of
the Clinton administration’s response to the crisis. Many feared that gas prices would ...
53Oct 6, 1997
Science of Global Climate Change
Scientists discussed the scientific evidence for global warming. They examined the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change, the cause of climate change, especially ...
3,022Jul 24, 1997
Global Climate Change Summit
President Clinton previewed an October summit on global warming along with Vice President Gore. The president praised the vice president for his experitse in environmental affairs and said that ...
27Aug 23, 1995
Nuclear Smuggling Day 2
Committee members heard testimony concerning the prevalence and ease of smuggling nuclear weapon-grade material out of the former Soviet Union and how much damage weapons made with even such small ...
74Jul 17, 1991
Global Climate Change
The committee heard testimony from scientists and environmental experts on reports of global changes in climate due to the production and accumulation of “greenhouse” gases. In ...