October 23: Cambridge Policy Kick-off

October 23, 18:00-20:00

Junior Parlour, Trinity College

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Trinity’s Post-Doctoral Society and Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange introduce Cambridge-based science-policy organisations.

Location

juniorparlour

Directions: https://www.srcf.ucam.org/curiding/juniorparlour

Trinity’s Post-Doctoral Society aims that Postdoctoral researchers can meet others from different disciplines, share ideas, and enhance their Cambridge experience. Based on this premise we joint efforts.

Cambridge Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE)

CUSPE is an organisation run by and for early-career researchers. Founded in 2012, the society strives to support young researchers who wish either to influence policy from within the research environment of the University or to pursue directly a career with the governments of the UK or European Union. CUSPE aims to:

  1. Raise awareness of the role of science and evidence in government decision- and policy-making amongst early-career researchers at Cambridge.
  2. Provide professional development opportunities for such researchers who might be interested in a career in policy.
  3. Create and strengthen links between early-career researchers and policy makers for the mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding.

Joint Event

Why is the science-policy interaction important? What is the role of this interaction in the ‘post-truth’ era? Did scientists loose part of their credibility and can we restore this?

Our special guest, Rob Doubleday, Executive Director of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), will give his views on the importance of science-policy interaction in the opening word. His general perspective will be followed by the introduction of several Cambridge-based policy initiatives.

CUSPE, Polygeia and Food Security Forum will introduce their goals and upcoming events, these initiatives all fit into the Science for Policy landscape. The policy fraction of PdOC on the other hand, focuses on Policy for Science and will be introduced by the PdOC president.