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Anthony Janetos lecture: "Scientific Assessments Policy Communication Successes and Failures"

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

As part of a public lecture series on "The History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance," the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative Presents:

Anthony C. Janetos
Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University

"Scientific Assessments: Policy Communication Successes and Failures"

Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
International Affairs Building
Columbia University

Scientific assessment processes have evolved over the past several decades as a means of communication between scientific communities and policy and decision-making communities. Examples come from international environmental issues, such as stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. They also are becoming common in national and regional contexts as well. But not all these efforts are equally successful at their goal of informing policy debate. This presentation explores some of the reasons why this might be the case, from an experiential viewpoint.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/lectureseries/.