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Science advice under pressure

Science advice under pressure

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Start time

27 April 2022 12:00

End time

28 April 2022 13:00

Time zone

CEST

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This major public conference by the Scientific Advice Mechanism brought together policymakers, science advisors, researchers and other professionals.

Debate, criticism and controversy are vital parts of the evidence-based scientific process. But when these happen under intense public scrutiny, with high stakes, multiple agendas and sometimes violent opposition, the situation can take a dramatic turn. How can science advisors deal with these challenges?

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Andrea Ammon

Andrea Ammon

Speaker
Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Agnieszka Ason

Agnieszka Ason

Speaker
Energy lawyer
Tina Comes

Tina Comes

Speaker
Professor, University of Maastricht
Jacki Davis

Jacki Davis

Moderator
Professional moderator
Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Speaker
Former chief scientist of Ireland
Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

Speaker
Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield
Anne Glover

Anne Glover

Speaker
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Portrait of Eric Lambin

Eric Lambin

Speaker
Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
Professor of Geography and Sustainability Science, Université catholique de Louvain and Stanford University
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Antonio Loprieno

Speaker
President of ALLEA
Virginia Murray

Virginia Murray

Speaker
Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, UK Health Security Agency
Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer

Speaker
Chief Science Advisor of Canada
Roger Pielke Jr

Roger Pielke Jr

Speaker
Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lara Pivodic

Lara Pivodic

Speaker
Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stephen Quest

Stephen Quest

Speaker
Director, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Tarmo Soomere

Tarmo Soomere

Speaker
Chair of European Science Advisors' Forum
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Speaker
Professor, Central European University
Patrick Vallance

Patrick Vallance

Speaker
UK chief scientific advisor
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