Room 02, 26/09/2019 (14:00-15:00)

On the battleground of politics, science can be collateral damage. Complex and carefully weighted arguments can be oversimplified by politicians and the media, and sometimes by scientists themselves. Science can also be used as cover for decisions which are in reality motivated by values, electoral tactics or ideology. How then can science retain its impartial and privileged role in engaging with policy, set clear boundaries, and describe its inherent uncertainties clearly?


  • David MAIR (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Belgium), Speaker
  • Pearl DYKSTRA (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Netherlands), Speaker
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