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Dorothy Shore Zinberg

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Dorothy Shore Zinberg

Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

Contact:
Telephone: 617-495-1406
Email: dorothy_zinberg@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Dorothy Shore Zinberg is an Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. A founding member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, she taught "Issues in Science, Technology and Public Policy" at HKS and "Law, Technology, and Society" at Harvard Law School. Her research focuses on several aspects of international science and technology: industry, university, and government arrangements as a function of the increasing commercialization of science; the changes in universities and industry brought about by the Information Technologies; and Human Resources—the education and career development of scientists and engineers. She has carried out extensive research on the training and employment of foreign scientists and engineers internationally.

Most recently, she has served on the National Academy of Sciences committee to evaluate the expenditure of Nunn-Lugar funds to aid in the denuclearization of the former Soviet Union. Dr. Zinberg has served in advisory positions on the Board of International Scientific Exchanges at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Science and Social Responsibility, and on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Program on Ethical and Human Value Implications of Science (EVIST). In addition, Dr. Zinberg has been chairperson of the Advisory Committee to the International Division of the NSF and a member of the NAS Commission for International Relations. She has been a member of numerous committees and panels: the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPP); the Office of Technology Assessment's Advisory Panel: Sustaining the National Technological Base; the Committee on the International Exchange and Movement of Engineers at the National Academy of Engineering; and the Council of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Zinberg has been a consultant to the Chase Manhattan Bank, the MITRE corporation, and also to the MacArthur, Carnegie, Sloane, and Ford Foundations. She has been a Distinguished Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and is a member of the International Council for Science Policy Studies, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Zinberg is the editor and a contributing author of Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy (Pergamon 1983). She is also the editor and contributing author of The Changing University: How Increased Demand for Scientists and Technology Is Transforming Academic Institutions Internationally (Kluwer 1991). Her work has been published in American Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, and many other journals and books. Her most recent publications include: "The Missing Link? Nuclear Proliferation and the International Mobility of Russian Nuclear Experts," UNIDIR, 1995); "Brain Drain, Brain Bank, and Brain Wall: The International Mobility of Former Soviet Union Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists," (OECD 1994); and "Putting People First: Education, Jobs, and Economic Competitiveness" in Empowering Technology: Implementing a U.S. Strategy ed. Lewis M. Branscomb (MIT Press 1993). Dr. Zinberg writes a monthly column, "World View", for The Times (London) Higher Education Supplement which is also published by the N.Y. Times Syndicate: New America News Service.

 

 

By Date

 

2014

Ian Sewell Photo

April 16, 2014

"Oman: Foreigners Go Home..."

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

"It is the badly-needed approximately 1.6 million expatriates living in this country of fewer than 3 million people whom the Omani government would like to go home. But they are crucial to the country's functioning. In both instances the government believes that the increase in the foreign tourists and the decrease in foreign workers would result in major gains for the economy and the long-term stability of the country."

 

2011

AP Photo

March 7, 2011

"All That Glitters: An American in Vietnam"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

"Poverty and unemployment are significant even though, like the Chinese, the Vietnamese have managed to cut abject poverty significantly. Wages remain shockingly low. Censorship is rife and Facebook is banned. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (U.S.) before the 2011 Communist Party Congress meetings, Internet cafes and blogs were closely watched; dozens of activists and bloggers were arrested for "spreading propaganda against the state." The government dismantled websites, and a number of journalists remain in jail."

 

2000

August 11, 2000

A Corporate Enemy Within

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

July 1, 2000

Will the Internet Become a Crucial Tool in the Middle East Peace Struggle?

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

April 28, 2000

No Place Left for Tradition

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

March 25, 2000

Mom Showed Us the Way

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

1999

November 26, 1999

Cyberspace's Desert Song

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

October 15, 1999

Swimming with the Sharks

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

September 26, 1999

Net Users Must Prepare for Big Brother

Op-Ed, Boston Herald

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

 

September 24, 1999

Fending Off Cyber Warfare

Op-Ed, The London Times Higher Education Supplement

By Dorothy Shore Zinberg, Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs

 

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