U.S. Dept of State on international nanotech competition

In case you missed attending this in person (as I did), check out the transcript from the Council on Foreign Relations discussion on nanotechnology, including George Atkinson, science and technology adviser to the secretary of state, U.S. Department of State: “Do we need every wise nanotechnologist working here in the United States? I think my answer would be no. In fact, I think the shift will be the creation of what I might call regional security areas, or areas of excellence outside the United States, which are partnered or mentored–maybe originally mentored and eventually partnered with American centers of excellence…Today I think we have to reach out in a very self-interested way, if you will, to find partners who are going to be literally partners to us, strong partners to us.”

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