Topic: Role of Science in Culture and Government
From The Margaret Mead Symposium: Whither the United States in the World?
Commemorating the centennial of the birth of Margaret Mead.
December 2 & 3, 2001
Sponsors: Library of Congress and The Smithsonian Institution
Collaboration Between Government and Scientists
Speaker: Mary Catherine Bateson
Institute for Intercultural Studies, President
Bateson talks about the sense of alienation between the intelligentsia and the government that has developed since WWII, and explains how it might have come about during the McCarthy and Vietnam eras. There is hope that collaboration between the two will resume in the future, she says.