It's no exaggeration to say John Holdren's job involves tackling
the most critical issues of our age: economic recovery and growth,
health care, energy, climate change, global pandemics, national
security, ecosystem preservation ... the list goes on.
As President Obama's
science and technology advisor, Holdren leverages the resources and
collective acumen of the nation's researchers and innovators to address
these complex and urgent matters. To an MIT audience, Holdren makes the
case that aerospace science, technology and education will
provide a "crucial contribution to and driver of many relevant
capabilities" the U.S. will need to meet this century's challenges.