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Lewis Branscomb

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Lewis M. Branscomb is the Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management emeritus and former director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program in the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. A former research physicist, member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences and director of the U.S. Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), he retired from IBM Corporation in 1986 as vice president and chief scientist. His service to U.S. presidents and Congressional committees includes a stint (1980–84) as chair of the National Science Board. He has written extensively on science and technology policy, comparative studies of science and technology policy in different nations, information technology, management of technology, and atomic and molecular physics. Address: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Internet: lewis_branscomb@harvard.edu


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