The workshop will focus on translating research into policy and building the capacity of the science community to engage in the policy process.
(PRWEB) October 24, 2011
Antioch University New England (AUNE) is organizing a policy advocacy workshop for the twelfth annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, to be held January 18-20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
The pre-conference workshop,"Translating Research into Policy: How to Participate Effectively in the Policy Process," will be held on Tuesday, January 17. Registration is now open for this workshop; it is not necessary to register for the whole conference to attend.
The workshop will focus on translating research into policy and building the capacity of the science community to engage in the policy process, said Abi Abrash Walton, AUNE’s assistant to the president for sustainability/social justice. She is organizing the workshop with Carolyn Bartholomew, a visiting professor at AUNE and a former long-time senior staff to U.S. House of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and David Blockstein, senior scientist and director of education for the National Council for Science and the Environment.
The National Council for Science and the Environment is organizing the Environment and Security Conference. It will be attended by people in science, business, academia and the environmental community, and international, federal and regional government officials. They will explore the policy and governance needed to address security risks from a rapidly changing environment.
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, will deliver the twelfth John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture at the conference on January 19. There will be speakers, including five prominent keynote speakers. There will be symposia on in-depth issues and breakout workshops to develop a set of recommendations on how to advance science and connect it to policy and decision-making.
Registration for the conference is open. Learn more about it here.
To attend the policy advocacy workshop, it is not necessary to register for the conference. Learn more about the workshop and register here.
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at: http://www.antiochne.edu.
About Antioch University
Antioch University serves adult students around the world and across the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. The University is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change; Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional opportunity of immersive service and study programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global news and opinion.
Antioch University is a nonprofit private 501(c) (3) organization and member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, visit http://www.antioch.edu.