Friday, February 21, 2020
DM Smith Bldg, rm 105
4:30pm to 6pm
“How Can Scientists & Engineers Influence Public Policy?: Lessons Learned from the Field”
Prof. Richard Barke tackles the questions:
● Why don’t policymakers take expert scientific advise more seriously?
● How does S&T expertise get into the policy process?
● Can a good scientist or engineer be a good policymaker?
● What strategies and tactics can Tech students and alumni use to have more impact?
After graduating from Georgia Tech (Physics), Professor Barke earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester. He has advised agencies in the U.S. and abroad, the U.S. Congress, and companies on how to incorporate expert scientific advice into public policy. In this lecture, he shares what he has learned over the years about the effectiveness of scientists in political arenas. Examples include cases from FDA, EPA, FCC, NASA, and the U.S. Congress.
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