Speaking up for Science: Your Advocacy and Legal Toolkit

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Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Windows, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Second Floor Level
Organizers: Michelle Kinzer
Chairs: Michelle Kinzer

Description

There has never been a better time to reach out to your elected officials and make your voice heard. But as an academic researcher, today's political environment can seem difficult to navigate. And as you go through the process of producing and disseminating work, it's hard to anticipate legal pitfalls that can set you back.

This two part series panel will arm you with the tools and information needed to reach out to your elected officials as well as defend yourself against some common legal hurdles in the world of science and research. You will come away with expertise in communicating with members of Congress and their staff, translating your work into the most impactful terms for policymakers, anticipating and protecting yourself from the aggressive use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, participating in federal Notice and Comment periods, and more.

We are pleased to feature speakers from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund as well as the Consortium of Social Science Associations.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Panelist Michelle Kinzer American Association of Geographers 25
Panelist Augusta Wilson Climate Science Legal Defense Fund 25
Panelist Camille Hosman Consortium of Social Science Associations 25

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