Dr. Richard Barke is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. He received his BS in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester. He has consulted for Eastman Kodak, the Belgian government, the US Departments of Commerce and Energy, and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government. Dr. Barke has written about topics such as the political behavior of scientific disciplines, the impact of university curricula on the organization and advancement of scientific knowledge, the politics of science budgeting in Congress, the regulation of risk, and how scientists translate scientific findings into policy recommendations. Recent works involve the reconciliation of science and ethics in research involving human subjects and nanotechnology. Currently he is writing a book about obstacles to long-term policy making.