NYC Event: Think Tanks and Congressional Science
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
The latest in the Science Communication Consortium series...
The Science Communication Consortium presents:
Science and Congress: The Role of Think Tanks and Congressional Science Committees
Thursday, April 24, 2008
CUNY - 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY (directions below)
Recent years have seen a rise in prominence of legislative issues that control how scientists work or that require scientific information for decision making. How do legislators receive this information, and what are the potential effects of distortion or misunderstanding of it on science in the United States? Join us for a discussion on how science-related think tanks and congressional science committees are involved in this process.
Joanne Carney, Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Scientists (AAAS) Center for Science, Technology and Congress
David Goldston, former chief of staff for the House Committee on Science and author of Nature's "Party of One" column on Congress and science policy
Michael Stebbins, Director of the Biology Policy for the Federation of American Scientists and author of Sex, Drugs & DNA
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Registration will open soon at NYAS.org, and will be limited to the first 70 attendees. Please check the Science Alliance portal (http://www.nyas.org/sa/) soon for more details.
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY - City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
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