Science and Congress: The Role of Think Tanks and Congressional Science Committees

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Science and Congress: The Role of Think Tanks and Congressional Science Committees

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Martin E. Segal Theatre

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Presented by Science Alliance

 

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.

Speakers

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 Biology Policy for the Federation of American Scientists, President of the Scientists and Engineers for America Action Fund, and author of Sex, Drugs & DNA.