Synthesizing Science and Politics

By PON Staffon / News

How can we reconcile science and policy? Professor Lawrence Susskind presented an option at the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. He argued that stakeholders (including environmentalists and businesses), need to be brought into the very design of a scientific study.

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Read Professor Susskind’s comments from the AAAS conference on Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty-making System here.


Lawrence Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT and founder of the Consensus Building Institute. He is also the vice-chair of education for the Program on Negotiation’s Executive Committee.