Although under an apparent retreat at the moment, economic globalization has been an increasingly prominent feature of the modern world. The speaker, who is a student of globalization, will trace its history and speculate about its future.
Dr. George Strawn has had a long career in science and technology. Currently, he is the director of the Board on Research Data and Information at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Before joining the Academies, Dr. Strawn was the director of the National Coordination Office for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.
In past years, he has served science and technology in many other capacities, including as the chief information officer for the National Science Foundation. There, he guided the agency in the development and design of innovative information technology, working to enable the NSF staff and the international community of scientists, engineers, and educators to pursue new methods of scientific communication, collaboration and decision-making.
Dr. Strawn received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Iowa State University and his B.A. magna cum laude in mathematics and physics from Cornell College.