[spsp-members] FW: [Invitation 12/15] Operationalizing Public Participation in Federal Science & Tech Policy: A "Whole of Society" approach

Laursen, Bethany laursen3 at msu.edu
Fri Dec 3 19:03:59 UTC 2021

Perhaps of interest to this list as well.


Dr. Bethany Laursen<http://www.bethanylaursen.com/>
Assistant Dean, The Graduate School
Michigan State University
On campus Tuesdays and Thursdays

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From: Mahmud.Farooque=asu.edu at sciencelistserv.org <Mahmud.Farooque=asu.edu at sciencelistserv.org> on behalf of Mahmud Farooque <Mahmud.Farooque at asu.edu>
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:42 AM
To: Science Policy List <scientists at sciencelistserv.org>
Subject: Message: [Invitation 12/15] Operationalizing Public Participation in Federal Science & Tech Policy: A "Whole of Society" approach
Operationalizing Public Participation in Federal Science & Tech Policy: A "Whole of Society" approach<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/bit.ly/3HRo4PO__;!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqcqNIL2S0$>
Wed, December 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
ASU Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center, 1800 I St NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20006

About this event
Calls abound to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and access in federal policy and decision-making. In January 2021, the Biden administration issued Executive Order 13985<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-advancing-racial-equity-and-support-for-underserved-communities-through-the-federal-government/__;!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqckAUHQrA$> mandating that “the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.” In May 2021, House Science Committee Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson called upon<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/science.house.gov/imo/media/doc/5.6.21*20CJohnson*20OS*20NSF*20Part*202.pdf__;JSUlJSU!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqcx9w354U$> the scientific establishment to “engage nontraditional stakeholders and diverse voices in NSF research, including civic organizations, labor, local and tribal governments, farmers, and even the public at large.”

The need to operationalize democratic governance of science and technology research and development is clear, yet few methods exist to do so. In 2010, a group of researchers, educators, and policy practitioners led by Arizona State University, the Museum of Science Boston, SciStarter, the Loka Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars established the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) network<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.wilsoncenter.org/event/reinventing-technology-assessment__;!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqcvzOGBgg$> to address this gap. Over the course of a decade, ECAST has developed an innovative and reflexive participatory technology assessment (pTA)<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040162521004066?via*3Dihub__;JQ!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqceBgN7tk$> method to support informed, inclusive, and democratic science policy decision-making. The network has conducted public deliberations across the United States. ECAST’s portfolio of topics and sponsors include planetary defense (NASA), community resilience (NOAA), nuclear waste (DOE), gene drives (DARPA), driverless cars (Kettering Foundation and Charles Koch Foundation), geoengineering (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) and human gene editing (NIH).

Join the ECAST network partners on December 15th from 3-5:30 PM ET to learn about pTA methods and applications, participate in a forum simulation and learn about the opportunities, challenges, and successes of this stakeholder and public engagement method.

Register: https://bit.ly/3HRo4PO<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/bit.ly/3HRo4PO__;!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqcqNIL2S0$>

**Photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required at check-in. Wearing of a face mask is required while not eating or drinking.**

CSPO In DC<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.eventbrite.com/o/cspo-in-dc-8596630104__;!!HXCxUKc!k9SuFhwm28qvW1opHjxRKmzq5SqsDWrRfjojNzo4RCobjYjvM2jNTbqcBRBupe8$>
The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. CSPO’s DC office expands its capacity to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and complexity of science, technology and society by communicating knowledge and methods, educating students and decision makers, forming strategic partnerships, participating in science policy initiatives, and building community of intellectuals and practitioners.

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