As evidenced by the April 22nd March for Science, researchers across the Nation are concerned about the role of -- and support for -- science within the new presidential administration. Many scientists are re-evaluating long-held beliefs that one should not engage in debates on policy or participate in political discourse for fear that public trust in the impartiality of science will be undermined. This forum will provide guidance on how to become involved in science advocacy at various levels of engagement in a manner that is appropriate for public employees, effective in conveying a clear message, and respectful of scientific integrity. UO’s Vice President for Research and Innovation, David Conover, will moderate a brief panel discussion followed by Q&A and an open dialogue with the audience. While the forum is focused on guidance for scientists, all members the university community with an interest in public engagement, science communication, or advocacy are welcome to attend.
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Location: EMU Gumwood Room
For those that are unable to attend in person, a live stream of the forum can be accessed at the following link:
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research