New Tools for Science Policy
Open House: The Future of Science Policy
About the Seminar
October 09, 2018 3:00pm—7:30pm
With technologies like self-driving vehicles and proposals like tourist trips to the moon, science fiction is rapidly becoming science reality. How should science policy govern this rapidly approaching future? Who should be involved, what tools do we need, and how do we prepare the next generation of leaders?
Join us for an open house to explore the future of science policy!
Exploring Democratic Governance: Solar Geoengineering Research*
3:00 – 4:30 pm
A mini-deliberation on the future of solar geoengineering research. This deliberation draws on our recent project, funded by the Sloan Foundation, to better understand public perspectives on a controversial approach to addressing climate change. How can participatory technology assessment (pTA) help bring public values into difficult and complex science policy decisions?
* Please RSVP to this event ONLY if you are able to attend. We need accurate attendance counts in order to produce materials and assign groups. If you become unable to attend, please update your RSVP ASAP.
The Rightful Place of Science: New Tools for Science Policy
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Elizabeth McNie, Ryan Meyer, and Roger Pielke Jr., moderated by Angela Bednarek, will discuss innovative new tools to improve science policy.
True Stories That Matter
6:00 – 6:15 pm
Lee Gutkind will discuss the importance of narrative in thinking about and communicating science policy.
Future of Innovation in Society: Keynote & Reception
6:15 – 7:30 pm
Katina Michael, a professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, will discuss how SFIS helps students plan and create the future. Her keynote will be followed by a reception.
ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center
1800 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Emeritus, Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Emeritus, Professor of Science and Society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Daniel Sarewitz’s work focuses on revealing the connections between science policy decisions, scientific research and social outcomes. How does the distribution of the social benefits of science relate to the way that we organize scientific inquiry? What accounts for the…
Elizabeth C. McNie
Assistant Professor, California State University Maritime Academy
Elizabeth McNie is an Assistant Professor at the California State University Maritime Academy. Her research focuses on the usability of science, research design, and boundary organizations that link research and policy. She has conducted this research with reference to agroforestry,…
Roger A. Pielke Jr.
Professor, University of Colorado
Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001, where he teaches and writes on a diverse range of policy and governance issues related to science, innovation, sports. Roger holds degrees in mathematics, public…
Executive Director, Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis School of Education
Ryan Meyer is the Executive Director of the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the UC Davis School of Education. His career has focused on the dynamics between science society, and on the role of science in environmental decision…
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Katina Michael is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Previously Michael was associate dean international at the University of Wollongong (UOW),…
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