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Thursday, March 16, 2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Credibility, Controversy, and the Challenge of Engaging in Policy

Advancing Science And Policy (ASAP) is hosting

Dr. Stephen Hilgartner explores the challenges facing scientists who seek to engage in the policymaking process. In the present political climate, these challenges extend beyond the longstanding difficulties of establishing a credible voice about controversial issues and presenting complexity in appropriately simplified ways. I argue that effective interaction will require rejecting such slogans as “post-truth politics” and “evidence-based policy” and developing a deeper analysis grounded in the sociology of knowledge. Light dinner provided. Open to grad students, postdocs and faculty.

See event flyer here.

About ASAP: Advancing Science And Policy

Connect with ASAP via their websitelist-serve (email to join), or Facebook. ASAP hosts many events and training sessions to help Cornell graduate students and postdocs learn how to use non-partisan language to defend the basic institution of unbiased science. 

Supported by the Cornell BEST Program

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