A collection of interesting reading (and viewing) for your consideration.
The Biden administration has reconstituted the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (with a stellar series of appointments); the Council held its first meeting on September 28-29, 2021. Video and summaries are available here, along with information on their planned second meeting on October 18-19. See
Today (October 5, 2021) the US House of Representatives held a hearing on balancing open science and national security in the research enterprise, which is closely related to the “science nationalism” themes that we have been following. Statements and video can be found here:
My colleague Gary Price (a national treasure, and indispensable!) shared a link to a fascinating report that has recently been released on the concept of a national strategic computing reserve.
You can find some background on the National Science and Technology Council, which issued the report, here
Finally, a fascinating report from the European University Association looking at implications for (mostly European) higher education in the context of various geopolitical, social and technological shifts. See
There’s also a short piece in the Times Higher Education periodical that offers a quick summary
Happy reading and viewing.