16 January 2017: Speakers Series - Sir Peter Gluckman

Left to right: Mehrdad Hariri, Monica Gattinger, Sir Peter Gluckman

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a special presentation by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice. The title of Sir Peter's presentation was "Science Advice in a Troubled World."
 
This event was co-hosted with the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC), and was the inaugural session of the CSPC's Canadian Science Policy Lecture Series.

The world faces many challenges, including environmental degradation, climate change, and global health issues. Societal relationships are changing; sources of information, reliable and otherwise, and their very transmission are affecting the nature of public policy. Within this context the question arises; how can scientific advice to governments help addressemerging issues in an increasingly unstable and uncertain world? The relationship between science and politics is complex and the challenges at their interface are growing. What does scientific advice mean within this context? How can science better inform policy where decision making is made against a background of post-truth polemic? 

University of Ottawa President Jacques Frémont provided words of welcome. ISSP Director Monica Gattinger and CSPC CEO & President Mehrdad Hariri co-chaired the session.
 
 
 
The entire event is available on the CSPC YouTube website.
 
Media coverage of "Science advice in a troubled world" by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice, in the Ottawa Citizen (17 January 2017).
 
Interview with Sir Peter Gluckman on CBC Radio One Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan.
 
"Science advice in a post-truth world," by Sherry Wasilow, in the Gazette.
 
Ideas, with Paul Kennedy: The Proper Role of Science: Sir Peter Gluckman, CBC Radio (22 February 2017)
 
 
 
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