Two Science Policy Events Today!!!

Posted: June 13, 2012 in Events, Policy, Science, Science Communication, Science Outreach

Today starting at 4pm PST, the Union of Concerned Scientists will host their west coast launch event for their new initiative The Center for Science and Democracy. For my write-up for this new initiative go here. This event is titled Laboratories of Democracy: Science as a Catalyst for Change, and will be held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. For those of us not in Southern CA, a live webcast is available. The agenda is as follows:

Welcoming remarks by Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Victor C. Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Introduction to the Center for Science and Democracy by UCS President Kevin Knobloch, followed by a conversation moderated by K.C. Cole, professor, Annenberg School of Journalism, University of Southern California, with distinguished guests:

• David Baltimore, president emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

• Mary D. Nichols, chairman, California Air Resources Board

• Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies, University of California, San Diego

• John E. Porter, chair, Research!America and former U.S. Representative (R-IL)

Closing remarks by Peter Frumhoff, UCS director of science and policy.

Celebration honoring Lewis M. Branscomb (Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and distinguished research fellow, Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California, San Diego) by UCS Board Chair James McCarthy.



A second event will be co-hosted tonight by ScienceOnlineSeattle and Seattle Science Festival. The event is titled Converstaions About Our Changing Planet: Observations, Models, and Implications, and will be held from 7:30-9:30 at the University of Washington, Kane Hall Room 120.

This signature event welcomes three experts in the field to join us for Conversations About Our Changing Planet: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Anthony Janetos, Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Dr. Nicholas Bond, Washington State Climatologist and UW and NOAA Atmospheric Scientist.  Each will give a TED-type presentation  on the dynamic earth system and climate, focusing on observations, modeling, policies and linkages to energy and regional impacts in the Pacific Northwest.  Speakers will share their personal stories and passions about this important subject, moderated by Dr. Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the UW College of the Environment.


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