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Project Title: The Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda

PIN: DBASSE-DBASSE-15-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Ad Hoc Activity

RSO:
Welch-Ross, Melissa

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences


The Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda
December 17, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Leticia Garcilazo Green
Email: lgreen@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3212
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda

AGENDA, Meeting 1

Keck Center, Room 103
500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

December 17, 2015

OPEN SESSION

9:00 Statement of Task: Sponsor Perspectives

9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Alan Leshner, Committee Chair

9:05 Introduction to the Statement of Task
Alan Leshner

9:10 Paul Hanle, Climate Central (and on behalf of the Rita Allen Foundation)

9:20 Chad English, Packard Foundation

9:30 Q&A and Discussion with Committee Members
Moderator: Alan Leshner


9:45 Practitioner Perspectives

Guiding questions: What are the main challenges of communicating science for any topic; what are additional challenges of communicating science on topics that have become contentious? What are promising approaches or practices for addressing communication challenges; what is the evidence? What needs to be better understood to communicate science more effectively for decision-making?

Moderator: Alan Leshner, Committee Chair
Each presenter will have 25 minutes (15 minutes followed by 10 minutes of Q&A), with time for general discussion.

Engaging the Public

9:45 Radiation Risk
Jerrold Bushberg, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

10:10 Food Safety and Nutrition
Joseph Levitt, Hogan Lovells

10:35 General Discussion

Media

10:55 Cornelia Dean, New York Times, and Brown University

11:20 Richard Harris, National Public Radio

11:45 General Discussion

Training

12:05 Brooke Smith, COMPASS

12:30 Lunch (served in the meeting room)

1:30 Perspectives from Decision Science, Political Science, and Science in Society

Guiding questions: What are the main challenges of communicating science for any topic; what are additional challenges of communicating science on topics that have become contentious? What are promising approaches or practices for addressing communication challenges; what is the evidence? What needs to be better understood to communicate science more effectively for decision-making?

Moderator: Alan Leshner, Committee Chair

1:30 Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
1:45 Q &A

2:00 Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University
2:15 Q&A

2:30 Arthur (Skip) Lupia, University of Michigan
2:45 Q&A

3:00 General Discussion

3:45 Adjourn Open Session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: