U.S. Study Abroad Initiative (Backup Copy of Agenda)

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Center for Strategic & International Studies

1800 K St. NW Washington DC 20006, USA
A one-day meeting focusing on the feasibility of creating a U.S. LHC Study Abroad Program in Geneva. Though the Meeting will focus on the specific case of undergraduate student research participation in the Large Hadron Collider Program in Geneva, the issues involved pertain much more broadly to overall U.S. national science policy, as more and more frontier research facilities are being located beyond the borders of the United States.
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  • Al Goshaw
  • Allan Lerner
  • Bill Valdez
  • Daniel Levin
  • David Abshire
  • Deborah Derrick
  • Donald Shapero
  • Elizabeth O'Malley
  • Fred Bernthal
  • Graham Harrison
  • Homer Neal
  • Howard Gordon
  • Howard Nicholson
  • Kathleen McCloud
  • Linda Blevins
  • Marta Cehelsky
  • Marvin Goldberg
  • Michael Tuts
  • Patricia Dehmer
  • Peter McPherson
  • Randal Ruchti
  • Robert Berdahl
  • Robert Megginson
  • Robert Samors
  • Sarah Eno
  • Stephen D'Arcy
  • Steven Goldfarb
    • 10:00 10:30
      • 10:00
        Welcome 15m
        President Lounsbery Foundation, Vice Chair, CSIS, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, President, Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
        Speaker: Ambassador David Abshire
      • 10:15
        Nature of the Challenge 15m
        Former Chair, HEPAP Subpanel Study on the Future of University High Energy Physics Programs, Former Member, U.S. National Science Board, Professor of Physics, University of Michigan
        Speaker: Prof. Homer A. Neal
    • 10:30 10:50
      Facility Examples with Anticipated Limited U.S. Undergraduate Student Access
      • 10:30
        The Large Hadron Collider, ITER and the WHO 20m
        Professor of Physics, Notre Dame University, Former NSF Physics Program Officer, Former Outreach Coordinator, CERN CMS Experiment
        Speaker: Prof. R. Ruchti
    • 10:50 11:40
      Examples of Existing International Programs for Undergraduate Studies
      • 10:50
        Current CERN REU Program 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Homer A. Neal
      • 11:05
        Study Abroad Programs in Switzerland (UCIC) 15m
        Speaker: Dr. Allan Lerner, University of Illinois - Chicago
      • 11:20
        International Undergraduate Programs at the NSF 20m
        Speaker: Graham M. Harrison, Program Manager, International Programs, NSF
    • 11:40 13:00
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 13:00 13:50
      Interest of Scientific Community
      • 13:00
        American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Raymond Brock
      • 13:15
        U.S. ATLAS Collaboration Board 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Al Goshaw
      • 13:30
        U.S. CMS Collaboration Board 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Nick Hadley
    • 13:50 14:55
      Benefits and Operational Challenges of Study Abroad Programs
      • 13:50
        University of Michigan Programs 10m
        Speaker: Associate Dean R. Megginson, University of Michigan
      • 14:00
        University of Illinois - Chicago Geneva Program 10m
        Speaker: Associate Provost A. Learner, University of Illinois - Chicago
      • 14:10
        Possible Impacts Beyond Science 10m
        Speaker: Dr. D. S. Levin, University of Michigan
      • 14:20
        State Department: Host Country Issues 15m
        Speaker: Representative from U.S. State Department / OSTP
      • 14:35
        A LHC Study Abroad Proposal 20m
        Speaker: Dr. S. Goldfarb, University of Michigan
    • 14:55 15:15
      Coffee 20m
    • 15:15 15:55
      Observations from University Consortia
      • 15:15
        Association of American Universities 10m
        Speaker: R. Berdahl, President, AAU
      • 15:25
        Universities Research Association 10m
        Speaker: F. Berenthal, President, URA
      • 15:35
        Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) 10m
        Speaker: Associate Provost A. Learner, University of Illinois - Chicago
      • 15:45
        Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (NASULGC) 10m
        Former President Michigan State University, Former Director, USAID, President, APLU (formerly NASULGC)
        Speaker: Pres. Peter McPherson (TBC)
    • 15:55 16:25
      Possible Funding Strategies
      • 15:55
        General Foundation Perspectives 15m
        Speaker: Dr. Deborah Derrick, Program Officer, Gates Foundation
      • 16:10
        Mangement Perspectives 15m
        Speaker: Mr. Steven D'Arcy, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    • 16:25 17:00
      Open Discussion on Next Steps

      Myron Campbell, Professor of Physics and Chair, University of Michigan,
      Associate Dean, LS&A;
      Homer Neal, University of Michigan