Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's remarks at the Jefferson Science Fellows reception

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's remarks at the reception (May 26, 2004) to announce the 2004 - 2005 winners of the first Jefferson Science Fellows connected the past, present and future of America: Just as in the days of Franklin and Jefferson, American scientists and diplomats share a common goal today: they both seek to apply the best knowledge we have to the most significant challenges we face. This is the spirit of science. This is the spirt of freedom that animates America and inspires our thinkers and scientists to improve the lives of their fellow human beings.
Information on the Jefferson Fellows, a new initiative to bring the expertise of distinguished scientists to the deliberations of American foreign policy can be found at: http://www.national-academies.org/jsf.