Registration Now Open for January 17 Workshop on Policy Advocacy

Antioch University New England (AUNE) is organizing a policy advocacy workshop for the twelfth annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, to be held January 18-20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

The pre-conference workshop, “Translating Research into Policy: How to Participate Effectively in the Policy Process,” will be held on Tuesday, January 17. Registration is now open for this workshop; it is not necessary to register for the whole conference to attend.

The workshop will focus on translating research into policy and building the capacity of the science community to engage in the policy process, said Abi Abrash Walton, AUNE’s assistant to the president for sustainability/social justice. She is organizing the workshop with Carolyn Bartholomew, a visiting professor at AUNE and a former long-time senior staff to U.S. House of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and David Blockstein, senior scientist and director of education for the National Council for Science and the Environment.

The National Council for Science and the Environment is organizing the Environment and Security Conference. It will be attended by people in science, business, academia and the environmental community, and international, federal and regional government officials. They will explore the policy and governance needed to address security risks from a rapidly changing environment.

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, will deliver the twelfth John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture at the conference on January 19. There will be speakers, including five prominent keynote speakers. There will be symposia on in-depth issues and breakout workshops to develop a set of recommendations on how to advance science and connect it to policy and decision-making.

Registration for the conference is open. Learn more about it here.

To attend the policy advocacy workshop, it is not necessary to register for the conference. Learn more about the workshop and register here.