Obama’s Science Czar Visits Prague
June 29, 2012
John Holdren, the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, visited Prague on June 28-29 to promote scientific collaboration between the U.S. and Czech Republic. Holdren, who is also President Obama’s advisor for science and technology issues, met with government officials, members of the academic community, and the Research, Development & Innovation Council.
Hodren’s meetings included talks with Education Minister Petr Fiala; deputy ministers of industry and foreign affairs; and Dana Drábová, President of the State Office for Nuclear Safety. He also met rectors from top research universities, key figures associated with EU-funded science infrastructure projects, and other R&D representatives. Holdren was also interviewed by several Czech media outlets.