Town Hall Meting: Into the Fray: Bringing Science to the U.S. Federal Policy Process

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
615-617 (Washington State Convention Center)

Congress and the executive branch have reached a critical period in their efforts to use and promote the earth sciences. Policy makers face challenging and contentious choices over how best deploy limited research funds, which earth observations to prioritize, and how best to manage the risks of climate change. These policy choices will advance the interests of society most effectively if they are grounded in the best available knowledge and understanding. This Town Hall will feature leading experts from federal agencies, congress, and the private sector who work at the interface of science and policy. Speakers will describe their work and why it is important. They will also provide insights on the key challenges facing our community and how AMS scientists can most effectively engage with the federal policy process. For additional information, please contact Paul Higgins (e-mail:
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