AAAS Report Analyzes Effective Ways to Engage Scientists in Policy

SCIENTISTS AND POLICYMAKERS EXCHANGED IDEAS AT A AAAS-TWAS SCIENCE DIPLOMACY COURSE | DEMIS ALBERTACCI/TWAS

SCIENTISTS AND POLICYMAKERS EXCHANGED IDEAS AT A AAAS-TWAS SCIENCE DIPLOMACY COURSE | DEMIS ALBERTACCI/TWAS

As the need for science in policymaking grows along with the complexity of challenges facing society, AAAS is issuing a report providing a panoramic view of programs that physically place scientists and engineers in the policy environment — mapping what works best to develop the personal relationships, trust and productive dialogue needed to bridge two very different worlds.

“This report documents and catalogues, for the first time, the different models for engaging scientists and engineers with the policy sphere around the world,” said Marga Gual Soler, project director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and report co-chair. “It will serve as a guide for the scientific and policy communities to establish new science policy immersion programs and strengthen existing linkages between science and policymakers at all levels.”

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