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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction and Overview  
Theme A: Traditional Approaches to Using Scientific and Technical Information in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy-Making
2

The Role of Science in Society

Guest Participants

Dr. Carl Shapiro, Science Impact Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey 

Dr. Stanley Ponce, Senior Liaison for Interagency Programs and Science Partnerships, U.S. Geological Survey

 
3

The Evolution of Science in Societal Decision-Making - An Historical Perspective

Guest Lecturer

Dr. David Laws, Environmental Policy Group, MIT

 
4 The Role of Science in Environmental Policy-Making  
Theme B: Collaborative Approaches for Using Science in Societal Decision-Making
5

Introduction to Collaborative Processes for Science-Intensive Resource and Environmental Policy Decisions

Guest Participant

Dr. Stephen Light, Co-editor, “Barriers and Bridges to the Renewal of Ecosystems and Institutions”

 
6 Collaborative Processes for Science-Intensive Resource and Environmental Policy Decisions (cont.)  
7

Collaborative Approaches - Joint Fact Finding

Guest Participant

Patrick Field, Managing Director, Consensus Building Institute

 
8 Collaborative Learning and the Role of the Citizen  
9 The Role of the Citizen - Local and Indigenous Knowledge  
10 Collaborative Approaches to Adaptive Management, Adaptive Governance, and Ecosystem Based Management  
Theme C: Challenges and Barriers to the New Emerging Role of Science in Contemporary Society
11

Challenges to New Role of Science

Guest Participant

Dr. Jeffrey Lovich, Acting Director, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center

 
12

Challenges to New Role of Science (cont.)

Examination of Changing Culture within USGS and Changing Role of USGS with Context of a Changing Society as a Case Study

 
13 Preliminary Student Presentations  
14 Last Day of Class Final student presentations

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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