Where do policymakers get reliable science to inform their decisions? CCST Deputy Director Amber Mace PhD has been invited to reflect on this topic at the Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference 2017, to be held in Los Angeles on April 6th. Southern California Grantmakers is a regional association for philanthropists and grantmakers, hosting conferences, trainings, networking opportunities, and opportunities for collaboration.
Mace will participate on the “Informing Public Policy in a ‘Post-Facts’ World” session. She will speak from her experience connecting California state policymakers with scientific experts, and share insights from the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program, training PhD scientists to staff and advise state legislators. (Disclosure: The fellowship program is supported through philanthropic foundations and individuals.)
“Informing Public Policy in a ‘Post-Facts’ World”
Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference 2017
Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. Pacific
In a time where the spreading of “fake news” on social media and elsewhere has become a regular occurrence, civic and public policy organizations must grapple with how to provide factual information to frame policy discussions. What can institutions do to address this challenge and engage an American public struggling to decipher disparate news sources? How can we advance informed public policy choices in this climate? Panelists will discuss these challenges and shine a light on the unique role that philanthropy and our partners can play in promoting fact-based policy deliberations. Hashtag: #SCGPolicyCon17
- Steven Bliss (@StevenBliss), Director of Strategic Communications, California Budget & Policy Center (@CalBudgetCenter) (Moderator)
- Larry Ingrassia (@latimeslarry), Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times (@latimes)
- Amber Mace (@AmberJMace), Deputy Director, California Council on Science and Technology (@CCSTorg)
- Laurel Rosenhall (@LaurelRosenhall), Reporter, CALmatters (@CALmatters)
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s lawmakers with science-savvy staff. Follow updates from the CCST Science Fellows on Facebook at facebook.com/ccstfellows and on Twitter @CCSTFellows. Explore the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at fellows.ccst.us.