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Papers to Policies: How Scientific Evidence Influences Government Action
A panel event with the Cambridge Science Festival
Thursday, April 18th, 6:30pm at Aeronaut
(14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143)
How can science be better applied to institutional decision making? How do scientists advocate for the inclusion of their work in governmental decision making? What types of research and investigation are needed to collate scientific evidence for use by institutional bodies? Joining us to discuss these questions (and more!) will be four experts in science policy with different perspectives on these issues:
Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund is the Co-Director for the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she specializes in technical and policy issues relating to nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space weapons.
Dr. Erica Palma Kimmerling is the Hellman Fellow for Science and Technology Policy at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and her primary focus is on the Public Face of Science Project, which explores the relationship between scientists and the public.
Dr. Daniel Pomeroy is the Managing Director and Senior Policy Advisor of the MIT Policy Lab, which helps MIT faculty develop connections with policymakers and effectively communicate their research to the broader community.
Ronit Prawer is the East Coast Director of the UK Science & Innovation Network, where she works to foster collaborations between the US and UK in science and innovation that inform effective policymaking.
Please join us and our panel members for what promises to be a fantastic discussion, brought to you as part of the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival!