The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group to attend to the 2012 Science, Technology and Policy Crossroads Symposium:
“Layers of Uncertainty in Science Policy”
Monday March 5, 2pm, Science Center, Harvard University
RSVP at http://bit.ly/AlQf4C
Keynote Address: Rear Admiral Ali Khan, Director of Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jon Beckwith, Harvard Medical School
Dan Hastings, MIT Dean for Undergraduate Education
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School
Eli Kintisch, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow
Concurrent break-out sessions: informal discussions on different policy topics. Hosts include the Union of Concerned Scientists and MIT’s Leading Technology Policy Initiative.
Reception: free food and drink; opportunity for interaction, conversation and networking!
About the topic: Notions of uncertainty are inevitably at the forefront of many science policy discussions and may be a source of disconnect between scientists, policy makers, communicators and the public. The “layers” of uncertainty we envision include the process of reconciling contradictory scientific evidence, dealing with unmeasurable or non-verifiable facts, uncertainty in the outcomes of regulations, anticipating the public response and communicating uncertainty, and accepting a level of risk in any decision.
About us: STP Crossroads is a joint initiative between groups and programs from MIT, Harvard, and other area schools that seeks to bring together the greater Cambridge academic community interested in science and technology policy issues.
With student representatives from:
MIT Technology and Policy Program
MIT Science Policy Initiative
MIT Science Impact Collaborative
Harvard Kennedy School Program on Science, Technology & Society
Harvard Kennedy School STP Professional Interest Council
Harvard GSAS Science Policy Club
Harvard DMS Policy Paths
With support from:
MIT Leading Technology Policy Initiative
MIT Energy Club
Harvard Provost’s Office
Harvard Dean of Science
Kennedy School Student Government
Harvard Integrated Life Sciences