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A Debate on Science and America’s Future

"Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for public debates in which the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy."

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Business leaders supporting the call

John Abele

Founding Chairman, Boston Scientific; Board Chair, First

Jonathan Adler

President, Mediflex Surgical Products

Alfonso Alanis

Chairman & CEO, Anaclim

Irving Alne

Former President, Lockheed Aircraft International

Cindy Angerhofer

Executive Director of Botanical Research, Aveda

Laura Asiala

Director of Corporate Citizenship, Dow Corning

Norm Augustine

Former CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.; former Undersecretary of the Army and chairman of NASA Space Systems and Technical Advisory Board; Member, President George W. Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Gordon Bell

Principal Researcher, Microsoft; 1991 National Medal of Technology

Stephen Berger

Chairman, Odyssey Investment Partners, former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Chairman of the Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century

Craig Barrett

Former Chairman, Intel

Greg Borton

CEO, Listening Methods

Phillip Brooks

CEO, H. Brooks and Company

Arne Carlson

Former Republican Governor of Minnesota; former Chairman, American Express Funds' Board of Directors

Richard Caro

CEO, CMC Associates

Charles Chidekel

Vice President, Engineering Division, Jackson & Tull Aerospace

Sanford Cohen

President, S. Cohen & Associates

Daniel Cook

President, Conservation Solutions Corporation

Charles de Seve

President, American Economics Group

Michel Dalal

President, Nevelex Corporation

Brian Dear

Chairman & Founder, Eventful

Nicholas Duffek

President, RealEd Solutions

Geoffrey Engelstein

President, Grt-Mars

Robert Facchina

CEO, Johanna Foods

David Forney

Former Vice President, Motorola; President, IEEE Information Theory Society; Adjunct Professor, MIT

Sheila Galloway

Executive Director, Merck Research Laboratories

Eric Hedman

CTO, Logic Design Corporation

John Hidley

Co-founder, Behavioral Science Technology

Chris Hinch

Founder, TracPlus Global

James Hollenhorst

Senior Director, Intellectual Property Strategy, Agilent Technologies

John Hyfantis

President, Energistics

Jake Janovetz

President, Opal Kelly

Mae Jemison

President, Biosentient Corporation; NASA Astronaut 1987-93

Thomas Kelly

CEO, Imago Scientific Instruments Corporation

Stephen Kent

President & CEO, New Track Media publishers

Elizabeth Kerr

Director of Marketing, Science & Technology, Apple Computer

Alan Kriegstein

President, ALA Scientific Instruments

Karen Lackey

Vice President, Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline

Paul Laikind

CEO, Metabasis Therapeutics

Brett Levine

President, Dovetail Software

Martin Manley

Chairman and CEO, Alibris, Inc; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor

James McCarter

President And Chief Scientific Officer, Divergence

John McDonnell

Former Chairman, CEO & President, McDonnell Douglas; Board Director, Boeing

Michael McQuade

Senior Vice President, Science And Technology, United Technologies Corporation

Richard Meyers

President and CEO, GlobalTrak

Richard Mohring

CTO, Millennium Cell

Christopher Murphy III

Chairman & CEO, 1st Source Bank

Elon Musk

CEO & CTO, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
CEO & Product Architect, Tesla Motors

Albert Nelson

COO, SC Power Systems

Peter Norvig

Director of Research, Google Inc; Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; Former head of Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center; Awarded NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001

William Pelton

President, Phoenix Geoexploration

Frank Peters

Chairman, Board Of Governors, Tech Coast Angels

Richard Powers

President & CEO, BCI Engineers & Scientists

Nicholas Pritzker 

Chairman and CEO, Hyatt Development Corporation

Martin Rose

Vice President, Medical Affairs, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

Srinivas Raman

Vice President, Phoenix Technologies

James Rutt

Former CEO of Network Solutions; former CTO of The Thomson Corporation; business strategist

Richard Sapienza

CEO, METSS Corporation

David Sawyer

President, Context

George Scalise

President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Member, President George W. Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Former Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Administrative Officer at Apple Computer; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Ben Schwegler

Vice President & Chief Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering R&D

Shuvayu Sen

Director, Global Outcomes Research and HTA, Merck & Co.

Greg Simon

President, Fastercures

Ian Smith

President, Freeverse

Kurt Stammberger

Vice President, Proofspace

Rajiv Tandon

CEO, Adayana

Richard Templeton

President and CEO, Texas Instruments

Bill Teudt

Manager, Environmental Affairs, Pfizer

Mark Thompson

President, Forefront Economics

Beverly Benz Treuille

President, Huber Investment Company; Chairman of the Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters International

Sibley Verbeck

CEO, The Electric Sheep Company, one of MIT Technology Review's top 100 technology innovators worldwide under the age of 35

Cynthia Wainwright

Former Corporate Philanthropist for J.P. Morgan Chase; Community Leader

Vivian Walworth

President and CTO, StereoJet

Mark Weber

President, Fermalogic