Improving Policy Outcomes Through Better Science Communication

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-politics-honest-left-right-wing-extremes-image36278430Conservefewell is pleased to co-host along with the Environmental Policy Group a roundtable discussion with Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law & Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, November 6, from noon to 1:30 at the offices of Troutman Sanders, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington DC.  Please rsvp to Brent Fewell at brent.fewell@troutmansanders.com if interested.

For those who are in the DC area, the Environmental Policy Group and Conservefewell welcome you to join our roundtable discussion with Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law & Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. The roundtable titled “The Liberal Republic of Science & Popper’s Revenge” will be take place on November 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the offices of Troutman Sanders, 10th Floor, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC. A light lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to me at brent.fewell@troutmansanders.com.

Dan’s primary research interests are risk perception, science communication, and the application of decision science to law and policymaking, and he has written extensively on climate science and the polarizing impacts of science literacy. He is a member of the Cultural Cognition Project, an interdisciplinary team of scholars who use empirical methods to examine the impact of group values on perceptions of risk and related facts.

Dan is an active blogger at http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/ , rich with thought-provoking commentary on important environmental and social issues. We thought Dan’s scholarship presented a unique opportunity to assemble a group of thought leaders, regardless of political affiliation, to dialogue on current challenges in communicating and applying science to policy solutions.

Prior to joining Yale in 1999, Professor Kahan was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990-91) and to Judge Harry Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1989-90).

 

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