Why Isn't New York a Capital of Innovation: How Can It Become One?

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Why Isn't New York a Capital of Innovation: How Can It Become One?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Levin Institute

Innovation has been proclaimed in recent years as an elixir for tired companies, a recipe for regional growth and job creation, and a center point around which the forces of globalization revolve.

In this inaugural program of The Forum on International Relations, Science and Technology (FIRST), we will explore innovation in the most global of cities – New York. Our distinguished panel will explore where New York stands along various dimensions of innovation, examine what competitors are up to, and suggest some novel approaches to innovation based on New York's strengths and weaknesses.

Our panel will include Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus of the IBM Academy of Technology, and Visiting Professor at MIT; Jerry MacArthur Hultin, President of Polytechnic University; and James H. Singer, Partner and New York Office Leader at A.T. Kearney. Garrick Utley, President of the Levin Institute will moderate an active discussion.

The FIRST series represents a new partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and The Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce of the State University of New York.

FIRST will tackle important and controversial issues affecting scientists, businesses and policy makers in the evolving global economy. Discussions will deliver contrasting perspectives on the choices facing individuals, business, institutions, government, and society.