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Hearing: Assessing China's Efforts to Become an “Innovation Society” – A Progress Report

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Co-chairs: Commissioners Carte Goodwin and Dennis Shea

Hearing Co-Chairs: Chairman Dennis C. Shea and Commissioner Carte Goodwin

9:00a – 9:10a                 Opening Remarks

  • Commissioner Carte Goodwin [Remarks]
  • Commissioner Dennis Shea [Remarks]

9:10a – 10:30a              Panel I: China and innovation

  • Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation [Testimony]
  • Dr. Danny Breznitz, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology [Testimony]

10:30a – 10:40p           Break

10:40a – 11:55p           Panel II: China’s innovation infrastructure

  • Richard P. Suttmeier, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, University of Oregon [Testimony]
  • Dr. Denis Fred Simon, Vice Provost for International Strategic Initiatives, Arizona State University [Testimony]

11:55p – 12:45p           Lunch

12:45p – 2:05p              Panel III: Information and communications technology innovation

  • Dr. Earl C. Joseph II, Program Vice President, IDC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [Testimony]
  • Timothy K. Harder, Director, EMC Cloud Infrastructure Division [Testimony]

2:05p – 2:10p                 Break

2:10p – 3:30p                 Panel IV: Defense sector innovation

  • Kathleen Walsh, Associate Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College [Testimony]
  • Dr. Thomas Mahnken, Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College [Testimony]

3:30p                                   Adjourn