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Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
29th Meeting
March 12-13, 2015
Irvine, CA

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COMMITTEE ON PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF POLICY MAKERS FOR SCIENCE-BASED DECISIONS

Project Scope

An ad hoc committee will develop an educational mission statement, modules, and contextual materials that elucidate the role of science in decision-making for professional school students with a particular emphasis on scientific and statistical methods of inference.  The committee will commission a survey of existing courses and materials germane to the role of science in decision-making.  Informed by the results of the survey, the committee will then solicit proposals for the development of suitable new material, evaluate submitted proposals, award contracts for winning proposals, and review and approve module submissions.  Materials will be designed for use by faculty seeking to improve scientific understanding among legal, policy, and business students, either as parts of courses or as a course itself which individual faculty members will design.  They will be structured to explicate core competencies in science and technology through illustrative case studies.  After modules have been approved by the committee, the committee will organize a one-day meeting to disseminate information about the project and modules to relevant faculty/stakeholders.  Initially, the modules will be posted on the National Academies' website.  During its term, the committee will evaluate options for external web platforms and related electronic resources for providing permanent accommodation for the modules.  As envisioned, the selected platform should serve as a locus wherein additional educational materials may be discussed, developed, and housed.

Meetings & Events

October 9-10, 2014
2nd Meeting
San Francisco, CA

Agenda

April 10-11, 2014
1st Meeting
Sausalito, CA

Agenda

Reports

A consensus report will be issued at the end of the project.

  Project Information  

PROJECT SCOPE
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
REPORTS
MEMBERS
SPONSORS

PROJECT STAFF

Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D.
Director, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-2469
E-mail:
amazza@nas.edu

Steven Kendall, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-1713
E-mail: skendall@nas.edu

Karolina Konarzewska
Program Assistant, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-2455
E-mail: kkonarzewska@nas.edu


Provisional Members

Co-chairs

Paul Brest 
Former Dean and Professor Emeritus (active)
Stanford Law School
Lecturer, Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Faculty Co-director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Stanford University  

Saul Perlmutter (NAS)
Professor, Department of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
Senior Scientist, LBNL Physics Division
E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Members

Arturo Casadevall
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Professor, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Joe S. Cecil
Project Director, Division of Research
Federal Judicial Center

William Clark (NAS)
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development
Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

Steven N. Goodman
Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy, and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Stanford University School of Medicine

John D. Graham
Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana Univeristy  

Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr.
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession
Senior Fellow
Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance
Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Lecturer in Law
Yale Law School  

Dan Kahan
Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law
Yale Law School 

Fred D. Ledley
Professor, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
Bentley University

Jennifer Mnookin
Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Cathy Middlecamp
Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Integrated Liberal Studies Program (Howe Bascom Professor)
University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Richard L. Revesz
Lawrence King Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, and Director, Institute for Policy Integrity
New York University School of Law

Carl P. Simon
Professor of Mathematics and Economics, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
University of Michigan    

Sponsors

This project is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Biomedical Research Foundation.