Policy Entrepreneurship

Tom Kalil


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: 310, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

President Obama made science, technology and innovation top priorities of his Administration. The White House launched initiatives in areas such as data science, robotics, materials by design, neurotechnology, open innovation, STEM education, and the Maker Movement.

Where do these ideas come from? What role do "policy entrepreneurs" play in recognizing new opportunities, and design, launching, and sustaining policy initiatives? What tools are at the disposal of a policy entrepreneur to achieve a given goal? Former senior White House official Tom Kalil will discuss these and other issues in an informal talk, and answer audience questions.

Tom Kalil has served in the White House for sixteen years for two Presidents (President Clinton and President Obama). Until January 2017, he served as Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at UC Berkeley, and Senior Advisor for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group.
Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

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