Closing America’s Innovation Deficit "There is today a full-fledged global competition for innovation. Our public policy choices today will either handicap or accelerate our place in this race. Are we ready to seize the moment?" Susan Hockfield April 28, 2014 TweetShareShare Susan Hockfield, former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a neuroscientist and a member of the board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Image: White House Flickr. Pages« first ‹ previous 1 2 TweetShareShare View the discussion thread.