Jesse Ausubel helped open the excellent 3-hour September 15th 2020 on-line symposium on “US-Russia Scientific Cooperation” organized as part of a series honoring the memory of Victor Rabinowitch, who had a long, influential career in science and diplomacy. The Richard Lounsbery Foundation is among the sponsors of the series.
MIT historian of science Loren Graham wrote the discussion paper for the Webinar: Why the Silence? Discussions of US-Russian Scientific Relations . To listen to the Symposium, visit Why the Silence Symposium Recording. Jesse’s four minutes of remarks begin at 17’22”.
9:00 am – 9:45 am INTRODUCTION Welcome and Zoom housekeeping, CRDF Global; Opening remarks for Organizing Committee, Gerson Sher; Video tribute to Victor Rabinowitch Family; Cosponsor remarks: Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Jesse Ausubel; CRDF Global, Tom Callahan; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Rachel Bronson
9:45 am – 11:45 am PANEL: US-RUSSIA SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION Introductory Remarks (Moderator) Harley Balzer (Georgetown University) Paper Summary: “Why the Silence?” Loren Graham (Mass. Institute of Technology); Panel discussion: Irina Dezhina (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology); Mikhail Strikhanov (Federal Research Nuclear University – MEPhI); Glenn Schweitzer (The National Academies); Gerson Sher (Retired); Q&A
11:45 am – 12:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS E. William Colglazier (American Association for the Advancement of Science)