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

Project Scope

An ad hoc committee has overseen the development of educational materials to provide professional school students with a deeper understanding of key scientific principles and concepts that they are likely to use in future decision-making.  Materials werevdesigned as individual modules for use by faculty seeking to improve scientific understanding among medical, legal, public policy, and business students, either as parts of courses or as a course itself which individual faculty members will design.  The modules are structured to explicate core competencies in science and technology through illustrative case studies.  The committee solicited proposals for the modules, awarded contracts, and approved the content of the final modules.  The modules and an introduction by the committee describing the purpose of the project and the intended use of the modules are available here.  

The committee is organizing events to disseminate information about the project and modules to relevant faculty/stakeholders.  Although initially posted on the National Academies website, an appropriate longer-term platform for the educational materials is envisioned - one which can serve as the nexus of a new community of scholars, students and, professionals dedicated to improving the uses of science in medicine, law, public policy and business decision-making and wherein additional educational materials can be discussed, developed, and housed.

Meetings & Events

June 30, 2016
Public Release of Modules

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

Agenda

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

Agenda

  Project Information  

PROJECT SCOPE
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
REPORTS
MEMBERS
SPONSORS

PROJECT STAFF

Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D.
Senior 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 Coordinator, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Phone: 202-334-2455
E-mail: kkonarzewska@nas.edu


REPORTs

This project will not result in a report.

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 (NAM)
Professor and Chair, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

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

Cathy Manduca
Director, Science Education Center
Carlton College

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

Jennifer Mnookin
Dean and David G. Price Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

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.