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Monday Seminar - Policy: Should it be based on fact or fiction?

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Speaker

Jan Marco Mueller

Joint Research Centre European Commission

Location:

ARC room 620

While policies both in the U.S. and Europe are committed to be evidence-based, in practice political decisions are often not based on sound science. This is because science is just one element in the policy-making process, which follows also social, economic, and ethical/religious considerations to name just a few. The lecture analyses the relationship between science and policy and gives recommendations on how to enhance the impact of science on policy-making.

Audience

Free and open to the public.