Innovation

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Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States Report, January 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the National Economic Council, released this January 2012 report on competitiveness and innovation. The foreward states,

"On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES). Section 604 of COMPETES mandates that the Secretary of Commerce complete a study that addresses the economic competitiveness and innovative capacity of the United States (see Supplemental Materials). Congress directed that this report address a diverse array of topics and policy options, including: tax policy; the general business climate in the U.S.; regional issues such as the role of state and local governments in higher education; barriers to setting up new firms; trade policy, including export promotion; the effectiveness of Federal research and development policy; intellectual property regimes in the U.S. and abroad; the health of the manufacturing sector; and science and technology education."

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China's Innovation Wall

Speaker: Adam Segal

Adam Segal, author of "Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge," discusses the policy changes needed to achieve the Chinese ambition to move from a model of "made in China" to one of "innovated in China."

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Academic Conference Call: Energy Innovation in Brazil, China, and India: U.S. Policy Implications (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

CFR's Michael Levi and Shannon O'Neil discuss their recent CFR report, Energy Innovation: Driving Technology Competition and Cooperation Among the U.S., China, India, and Brazil, coauthored with CFR Senior Fellows Adam Segal and Elizabeth C. Economy with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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HBO History Makers: A Conversation with Ted Turner

Speaker: Ted Turner
Introductory Speaker: Daniel L. Schorr
Presider: David G. Bradley

Concentrating on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy, Mr. Turner will share personal anecdotes and reflect on larger lessons for innovation and international relations. In collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Home Box Office History Makers Series sponsors speakers whose contributions made a prominent impact at a critical juncture in history.

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