April 2005 - NSF Deputy Director speaks at French-American Foundation
April 22, 2005
April 8, 2005. Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director of the NSF, was invited by the French-American Foundation and the Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique in France to give a lecture in Paris as part of a series called How do we use the American Model to Clarify the French debates? Dr. Bordogna's talk was entitled "The Promotion of Excellence in Research: The Experience of the National Science Foundation." The complete text of his lecture is available via this link.
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