Join us for a panel discussion on ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty’.
You are invited to join us at Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) where a panel from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) will discuss their recent report ‘Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty‘ addressing the question of how to provide good science advice to policymakers.
- Thursday 30th January. Drinks reception and networking from 18.00 with the panel discussion from 19.00.
- Auditorium, Cripps Court, Magdalene College Cambridge, CB4 3AD
- Free event but booking is essential. Book here.
At a time of extreme global challenges, science advice is consistently regarded as a vital element in the overall set of evidence considered by policymakers. Science (defined broadly to include the social sciences and humanities) can support effective policymaking by offering the best available knowledge to understand a specific problem, generate and evaluate policy options, and provide meaning to the discussion around critical topics within society. Policymakers are invariably endeavouring to make sense of scientific evidence that is complex, multifaceted and often at the very limits of what is known scientifically.
About the Making Sense of Science for Policy Evidence Review Report
It is against this backdrop that the European Group of Chief Scientific Advisers has addressed the question of how to provide good science advice to policymakers. The Group asked the consortium of academies, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies), to undertake a comprehensive and far-reaching evidence review. Members of SAPEA will present and discuss the key findings of their evidence review report, Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty. The SAPEA published report covers three main areas:
- what science can offer to policymaking
- using scientific evidence
- and the potential for improving the use of scientific advice for policymaking.
The panel will present and discuss the main insights of the report.
The panel will comprise of:
- Professor Susan Owens, Professor of Environment and Policy, University of Cambridge, and member of the Making Sense of Science Working Group
- Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea (lead academy for Making Sense of Science)
- Professor Andy Stirling, Professor of Science & Technology Policy, University of Sussex, and member of the Making Sense of Science Working Group
CUSPE, the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange, is an organisation run by and for early career researchers. Their main goal is to build stronger links between our members and government policy makers.
For more information and to register for the event click here.