Festival Year: 2017

Kevin Finneran

Roles: Moderator

Kevin Finneran has been editor-in-chief of Issues in Science and Technology since 1991.  Issues is the quarterly policy journal published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and University of Texas at Dallas.  Prior to that, he was Washington editor of High Technology magazine, a correspondent for the London Financial Times energy newsletters, and a consultant on science and technology policy.  His clients included the National Science Foundation, the Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Prior to launching his career in science and technology policy he taught literature and film studies at Rutgers University.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the author of The Federal Role in Research and Development (National Academy Press, 1985) and a contributing author to Future R&D Environments: A Report to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (National Academy Press, 2002).

Festival Year: 2017


Plastic Ocean, A

(US, HK, GB, 2016, 102min)