The Challenges Ahead for America’s Global Economic Competitiveness and National Security

Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith

Topic: The Challenges Ahead for America’s Global Economic Competitiveness and National Security
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Place: Irondequoit Country Club: 4045 East Ave. [14618]
Time: 6:00 Cocktails; 7:00 Dinner; 8:00 Speaker Presentation followed by Q and A
Cost: $55 per person, buffet style. Cash Bar
Dinner
: Buffet style – 2 protein options, 1 vegetarian option

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Who is winning the global war on technology? What are the economic threats to our National Security? How often do we read about attempts to steal U.S. advances in technology …by bad actors in unfriendly nations? Today’s world is a competitive arena where economic dominance is constantly challenged. Competition between unfriendly nations in business and industry and in our national laboratories is massive and a very deadly game. Why spend years and millions developing new science, when one can simply steal another countries triumphs? Sustaining economic competitiveness is critical to our National Security and we welcome this opportunity to learn from an expert about – The Challenges Ahead for America’s Global Economic Competitiveness and National Security.

The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan leadership coalition of CEO’s, University Presidents, Labor Union Leaders, and National Laboratory Directors, all committed to developing policy solutions and national initiatives to drive future productivity growth, and the global success of American business. In addition to writing a monthly Forbes column, she has had a long and distinguished career as a Senior U.S. Government official, including program director for the National Science Foundation, Assistant Director of International Affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Policy, an architect of bilateral agreements with China, India and Latin America on Science and Technology Agreements, and extensive involvement in the national laboratory system, including Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Argonne National Laboratories. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Vassar College and earned a Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology from King’s College, Cambridge University.

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