Jasper Ridge's 40th Anniversary: Reviving the Science/Statecraft Dialogue

Please join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford’s remarkable 1,200-acre field station where pioneering scientific research has been generated in more than a dozen disciplines. In honor of its 40th year, the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Stanford Continuing Studies will offer two programs, "Reviving the Science/Statecraft Dialogue" and a "Live Broadcast of National Public Radio’s Science Friday," with journalist, science educator, and author Ira Flatow.


Reviving the Science/Statecraft Dialogue

How can the relationship between scientists and politicians be improved, and how can an improved relationship benefit public policy? NPR Science Friday host Ira Flatow and a distinguished panel of scientists, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers will discuss how public perception of the authority and reliability of science and scientists--influence national and global policy, and how these perceptions can be reshaped.


Ira Flatow (moderator): NPR science reporter, host and writer of the Emmy Award-winning public television show Newton's Apple; a reporter for CBS and CNBC; host of Science Friday since its creation in 1991; and founder of the non-profit Science Friday Initiative, which provides funding for Science Friday.

Christopher Field is the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University; a Heinz Award winning global ecologist; and a lead author of the Nobel Prize winning assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Adam Lowry is the co-founder and chief greenskeeper of Method home care products and a former climate scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science.

Jane Lubchenco is the former Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); a recipient of the Heinz Award, MacArthur and Pew Fellowships, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.

PLEASE NOTE: Please plan to arrive early, as seating for this event will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, May 9
Panel: 5:30 pm
Reception: 6:30 pm
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center
FREE; registration/tickets are not required

Please note: No tickets required for this event

For more information about the Japser Ridge 40th Anniversary, please visit jrbp.stanford.edu

For more information on the "Live Broadcast of National Public Radio’s Science Friday." These programs are sponsored by the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Stanford Continuing Studies.

Thursday, May 9, 2013. 5:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.0 hour(s).
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center (Map)
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Free and open to public.

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
lecture, environment