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Panel Discussion: Engaging Policymakers on Real Issues in Science and Technology

February 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST


We talk about the importance of science and technology informing relevant policy, but how is this actually done? Where does one begin, what are the best ways to get policymakers engaged on the important issues, and how does one work towards meaningful results? In this panel discussion, four experts from the sectors of public health (Maimuna Majumder, Faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School), nuclear weapons policy (Nickolas Roth, Senior Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government), cybersecurity (Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University), and space sustainability (Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Research Engineer, Space Enabled Resarch Group, MIT Media Lab), will share their experiences and insights on how to pragmatically engage policymakers in a range of contexts. The panelists will share from their own experiences over their careers in science policy, and a live Q&A from audience members will follow. A reception with refreshments and conversation will conclude the event.

MIT Technology and Policy Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307