Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Time: 12:30 pm for 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Ground floor, 31 Bligh Street, Sydney
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Scientists in Policy and Politics
Scientists, and experts more generally have choices about the roles that they play in today's political debates on topics such as global warming, genetically modified foods, and food and drug safety, just to name a few. Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Roger Pielke will discuss how we can understand these choices, their theoretical and empirical bases, what considerations are important to think about when deciding, and the consequences for the individual scientist and the broader scientific enterprise.
Roger A. Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) where he served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger’s research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. From 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He holds appointments as a Research Fellow, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University; Visiting Senior Fellow, Mackinder Programme, London School of Economics; and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes of Arizona State University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Breakthrough Institute. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. His most recent book is The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming.
Please join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion.