Who: Georgetown Professor Francis Slakey
Topic: Mission Possible: Why President Bush Signed Georgetown Students' Ideas into Law
Where: Mendocino Room at The Palace Hotel - 2 New Montgomery Street, corner with Market - map
Cost: Free - Your membership dues at work.
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The Georgetown Alumni Club of Northern California is excited to have Professor Francis Slakey, the Upjohn Lecturer in Physics and Biology and the co-Director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest at Georgetown University visiting us here in San Francisco.
As a courtesy to local alumni, Professor Slakey will be giving a lecture regarding his work getting Georgetown Students' ideas in front of Congress in his discussion, Mission Possible: Why President Bush Signed Georgetown Students' Ideas into Law. This discussion will delve into the reality that it's more likely that a high school baseball player will become a professional, than a bill will become law. With such odds against them, how were Georgetown science students able to get President Bush to sign their ideas into law? Professor Slakey will discuss how such students were able to identify a social problem, develop a political solution, and ultimately lobby Congress where they were able to put their scientific training into practice.
We are looking forward to hearing Professor Slakey's thoughts on this timely issue. Please join us. Light refreshments will be provided.