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House Proceeding 06-08-09 on Jun 8th, 2009 :: 0:13:55 to 0:17:00
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Brian Baird

0:13:53 to 0:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. baird: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. it is fitting that h.r. 1736 is coming to the floor of t house in the same week as the foreign relations authorization act because science and technology can play a truly unique role in improving our foreign relations. science is a universal language

Brian Baird

0:13:55 to 0:17:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Baird

0:14:14 to 0:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: built on a foundation of prior discoveries and advancements that have originated from all corners of the globe. science diplomacy presents a unique and essential opportunity to develop and sustain friendships and collaborations into the future. international surveys consistently show that the people in other nations admire our scientific and technological achievements and opportunities more than almost

Brian Baird

0:14:37 to 0:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: any other feature of the united states. many of the political, economic and social leaders have at one time or another studies in our nation or worked for an american business. from a diplomatic perspectives, the connections is valuable beyond measure. the science and students all benefit from this scholarly exchange. but so do our national security

Brian Baird

0:14:58 to 0:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: and economic prosperity. the intellectual input of the foreign scientists help builds that foundation of discovery that leads to new intellectual property in the united states. in the exchange of scientists and their students help to build mutual trust and understanding between people who may otherwise be inclined to avoid or even fear each other. the science side of scientific diplomacy receives comparable

Brian Baird

0:15:20 to 0:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: benefits from international collaboration. while the u.s. continues to lead the world overall in scientific and technological achievements by no means do we have a monopoly on talent. our scientists, students, industry and academic institutions are all dramatically enhanced by interactions with international peers. science diplomacy is also central to meeting shared

Brian Baird

0:15:41 to 0:16:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: global challenges and opportunities. climate change, ocean acidification, drug resistant diseases and economic crises, poverty, food and nutrition, internet and telecommunications, space exploration and conflict resolution are albeing addressed in advanced thanks to international scientific collaboration.

Brian Baird

0:16:02 to 0:16:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: in an interconnected world everyone similar pacted by these challenges. everyone has a stake in the solutions and we can only succeed if the brightest minds from around the world work together effectively. ideally, science diplomacy is not just about u.s. scientists working together with others, it's about all scientists working together with all scientists regardless of physical locations or national boundaries.

Brian Baird

0:16:26 to 0:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: . this bill would reconstitute a committee on scicit oun the national science technology council, the council managed by the office 6 science and technology polcy. a renewed and reinvorated council would strengthen integrate between the technical agencies and the department of state.

Brian Baird

0:16:47 to 0:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: its purpose would be to ensure that the richness of resources within our technical agencies are brought to bear on our foreign policy wherever approprie and that our domestic agencies are working closely with the state department to leverage scientific and technical

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