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Cambridge Science & Policy Forum 2018

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Old Divinity School

St John’s College, Cambridge

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We are excited to invite you to our first Cambridge Science and Policy Forum where we aim to have a closer look at the current role of science in policy. This event is organised by the Cambridge Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) initiative which has the goal to stimulate interactions between young career scientists and policy makers.

We also encourage organisations and initiatives involved in science and policy to participate in the Poster Session (details below).



Programme:

1.30 PM - Registration

2.00 PM - Welcome

2.20 PM - Keynote: Science and policy exchange: a check-up

Dr Lieve Van Woensel – European Parliament/ European Studies Centre (Oxford)

To what extent does evidence reach policy; are current efforts sufficient to perceive research as a worthy voice in policy making? And if not, what steps are needed to ensure science will play its part, keeping in mind the societal and political context?

3.00 PM - Panel: Informing policy: when evidence makes the difference

Moderator: Dr Tanya Filer - Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Dr Natasha McCarthy – Royal Society

Dr Iain Williams – Dep. Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)

Dr Steven Hill – Research England

Where did evidence make the difference? We invite a panel of experts to discuss positive examples of science and policy exchange. How were successes reached, what did they have in common, and what can early-career researchers and policy makers take away from this?

3.50 PM - Coffee – Poster session

4.20 PM - Keynote: Diplomacy through science: looking ahead

Dr Daniel Korbel - British Council

In our changing world, what can science mean for diplomacy? Science has throughout history (re-)formed bridges long before political and cultural differences were overcome. Recently the role of science in relationships has regained interest; we asked an expert to look ahead.


5.00 PM - Panel: Regulation for new technologies

Moderator: Hal Hodson – The Economist

Dr James Clemence – Care Quality Commission

Charlotte Stix – Leverhulme Centre for Future of Intelligence

Christopher Markou – Cambridge Faculty of Law

Emerging technologies are changing the world as we know it. Although political and funding priorities steer which technologies are being developed and adopted, it is unclear whether regulation is anticipated, and to what extent it is desirable. We ask a panel of stakeholders to have a look at the challenges ahead.


5.50 PM - Closing remarks

6.00 PM - Drinks – Poster session (continued)



Poster session: Present a policy-related organisation, initiative or deliverable, inform peers about an upcoming event or the outcome of a past activity. Send your abstract to forum@cuspe.org before 13th of April, if selected you will get your event ticket reimbursed!

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