Scientific data and analysis play a critical role in White House policy development and decision-making for issues ranging from climate change and pandemic preparedness to nuclear nonproliferation. This webinar will mark the launch of “The White House Scientists and Science Policy Dynamic Digital Archive,” a publicly accessible online collection compiled by the Baker Institute that chronicles the lives, careers and policy work of White House science advisors over the past 30 years. The event will highlight key parts of the archive and include a discussion on the role of scientists in developing public policy options for the White House in the past, present and future.
This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and the Science History Institute. Funding for this event and the “The President’s Scientists” project was provided by grants from the National Science Foundation (SBE No.1854055), the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Humanities Texas, and the American Institute of Physics. Additional support was provided by the Baker Institute Civic Scientist Program and a gift from Benjamin and Winifer Cheng.
This webinar is free, but registration is required. Registration will open closer to the day of the event.
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Neal Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute; Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus, Rice University
Cyrus Mody, Ph.D.
Professor in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Maastricht University
Maxine Savitz, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology; ret. General Manager for Technology Partnerships, Honeywell, Inc.
Kenneth Evans, Ph.D.
Scholar in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute