Deborah L. Wince-Smith is president of the Council on Competitiveness. An internationally recognized expert on science and technology policy, innovation strategy, and global competition, she serves as a member of the Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service, as a member of the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ Stock Market, and a chairman of the Secretary of Commerce’s Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative Federal Advisory Committee. Wince-Smith served as the first assistant secretary for technology policy in the Department of Commerce Technology Administration from 1989 to 1993. During the Reagan Administration, she served as the assistant director for international affairs and competitiveness in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.