March 17, 2020
7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT
500 Women Scientists: DC Pod
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Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we will be moving the Science is Political panel online. You can join us at the same time (Tuesday, March 17th at 7pm) via Zoom. Please register for the event to get a Zoom link.
Also, a quick reminder – evidence suggests the best way for us to slow the spread of the virus is to practice good hygiene (washing hands and surfaces like cell phones and counters) and to practice social distancing. If you are older or have a weakened immune or respiratory system, please take extra care to self-isolate, and even if you are young and healthy, please remember, your behavior can put others in the community at risk. Let’s all come together to get through this emergency.
What do we mean when we say that science is being politicized? What tactics do people and organizations trying to politicize science use? And what can scientists do when our work is interfered with, misrepresented, or misused?
Join us for a community discussion, led by our distinguished panelists:
Anita Desikan, MS, MPH, Research Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discussing how decisionmakers assess the safety of chemicals
Jaclyn Levy, MS, Director of Science & Research Policy, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), discussing the politicization of vaccination
Sara Marriott, Ph.D. Student at George Mason University’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, discussing politicizing of fisheries and marine resources
Adria Schwarber, Science Policy Analyst at FYI Science Policy News at the American Institute of Physics, discussing the politicization of climate science and weather forecasting
Hosted by 500 Women Scientists DC