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John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to Deliver Keynote at "Speaking Knowledge to Power" Symposium

Apr 9, 2014 01:30PM to 04:00PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A panel discussion featuring Frank von Hippel, senior research physicist and professor of public and international affairs, emeritus, will follow Holdren's talk.

PRINCETON, N.J.—America's future depends on reaffirming its role as the world's engine of scientific discovery and innovation. But how do scientists put such knowledge into action? And what role should scientists play within the arena of public policy?

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a symposium to address such issues titled, "Speaking Knowledge to Power," April 9, 1:30-4 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium at Robertson Hall (located at the corner of Washington Road and Prospect Street in Princeton, N.J.).

The symposium will feature a keynote address by John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, who will discuss the role and accomplishments of citizen scientists. Throughout his career, Holdren's work has focused on the causes and consequences of global environmental change, energy technologies and policies, ways to reduce the dangers from nuclear weapons and materials, and science and technology policy.

A panel discussion will follow Holdren's keynote moderated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Executive Director Kennette Benedict. Panelists include Allison Macfarlane, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Christopher Chyba, professor of astrophysical sciences and international affairs at the Wilson School and director of the Wilson School’s Program on Science and Global Security (STEP); and Frank von Hippel, senior research physicist and professor of public and international affairs, emeritus, at the Wilson School.

The public event is free. Tickets are not required for entry.