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Dr. Anny Wong

Political Scientist
RAND Corporation
Arlington, VA Office

Title of talk

The Global Bio/Nano/Info Technology Revolution and the Future of Society

Bio and Talk Summary

Dr Anny Wong is a political scientist at RAND.  Her research covers policies on science, technology and innovation, international politics, international development, and U.S. Army manpower and training.  She has worked, lived, and studied in Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, and the Philippines prior to joining the RAND in 2000.

 Anny is currently the principal investigator of a major study to develop a science and technology (S&T) vision for innovation and economic development for a special economic development authority in China.  Her previous S&T research includes studies on international research and development collaboration for the White House Office of Science and Technology, promoting innovative housing technologies for the Department of Housing, and assessing national variations in capacity to acquire and use technology applications for the National Intelligence Council (NIC), as well as studies for the Korean and Japanese governments

 Her study, The Global Technology Revolution 2020:  Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Technology Trends, identifies future technology applications (looking out to the year 2020) and assesses national variations in capacity to acquire and use them.

     A two-page Research Brief is at http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9179/

    The Monograph Report provides an executive version of the report:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG475/

    The Technical Report with full details on our technology trend analysis can be found at http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR303/

Anny is also active in research on Army manpower and training issues, e.g., the recruitment and retention of Army medical and nurse officers, and she recently co-authored a study for the Office of the Secretary of Defense that assesses the effectiveness of conservation buffering programs at U.S. Army, Air Force, and Naval installations. 

Outside of RAND, Anny has been a contributing author to the Freedom in the World Report Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties since 2000.  She also serves as an expert reviewer for peer-review journals in her research areas, including Asian Survey (University of California), the International Journal of Technology and Globalization (Harvard University), Science Magazine (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Social Science Journal of Japan (University of Tokyo). 

Anny loves to cook (esp. Japanese and Thai foods), snorkel, skim board, dive, travel (tropical islands with white sandy beaches always the top preference), and she enjoys playing fetch with her English cocker spaniel on their daily walks.

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