"At the Horizon" Policy Initiatives:
"Recognizing the importance of fast-moving developments in science and security, and capitalizing on the National Academies' preeminent convening capacity in all areas of science and technology, at the request of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of the Department of State, the Division on Policy and Global Affairs' Program on Development, Security, and Cooperation has established the Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technology (GDEST). This program will comprise a series of science and engineering conferences on fundamental research. These bilateral dialogues are intended to help contribute to global security, to the meeting of human needs and to advancing knowledge. They will facilitate interactions between leading U.S. scientists and engineers and their foreign peers and especially young investigators."