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