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The Science of Science Communication

May 21-22, 2012
National Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC

Program and Videos

Monday, May 21, 2012

Welcome

  • Barbara Schaal, Vice President, National Academy of Sciences

The Science of Science Communication: Overviews

Science in our Daily Life: Emerging Technologies and Their Likely Impacts on Lay Publics

Moderator and Respondent: Miles O’Brien, Science Correspondent, PBS Newshour

Keynote Talk

The Science of Science Communication I: What Do People Need to Know about Science?

The Science of Science Communication II: Developing Strategies for Effective and Trustworthy Communication

Annual Sackler Lecture

Thinking That We Know, Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University

Tuesday, May 22 2012

Welcome

  • Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

The Science of Science Communication III: Communication Dynamics in Socio-Political Contexts – How Science Is Presented and Understood in Modern Mass Cultures

Science and Politics:  Forum of Presidential Science Advisors

Moderator: Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences - Link to view video

  • John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2008-present
  • Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1998-2000
  • John H. Gibbons, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1993-1998
  • Frank Press, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1977-1980

Keynote talk

The Science of Science Communication IV: Developing Organizational Infrastructures for Evidence-Based Communication about Science

Bold Proposals: Harnessing Communication Science
Moderated by Alan Leshner, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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