1st workshop

Science for policy: what does it mean?

11th March 2021 |2.30-4.30pm (GMT)

OPENING: Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal
INTRODUCTION: Mara Almeida, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL)

The panel members will discuss the nature of science, what does the scientific process entails and its uses in the context of policymaking and politics. In doing so it will consider the range of societal views about the role and usefulness of science. What can science offer now and in the future at the political and societal level?

Heather Douglas, Associate Professor at Philosophy Department, Michigan State University
James Wilsdon, Professor of Research Policy at the University of Sheffield and Director of the Research on Research Institute
Clarissa Rios RojasResearch Associate at CSER, University of Cambridge
Maria Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament, former senior advisor of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation from 2014-2015

MODERATOR: Elizabeth Sukkar, Managing Editor and Global Healthcare Lead, Thought Leadership at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)