Public Engagement in Biodiversity Governance: A Panel Discussion

February 8, 2013
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Gordon Hall

Room: 302-304

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Michal Lumsden

Please join the Center for Public Policy and Administration for this panel discussion, which will explore the potential role of the general public in environmental policy. Panelists will use the recent World Wide Views on Biodiversity project as an example of how the public can be effectively engaged in these kinds of discussions.

The CPPA was able to participate in World Wide Views on Biodiversity, an innovative global public engagement project affiliated with the United Nations, thanks to a university Public Service Endowment grant to the Science, Technology and Society Initiative, a CPPA-affiliated endeavor that conducts multidisciplinary research on the intersection of science and technology with today’s social, political and economic issues. 

Panelists include Gretchen Gano, CPPA lecturer; David Sittenfeld, Forum program manager at the Museum of Science, Boston; Richard Worthington, professor of politics and chair of the Program in Public Policy Analysis at Pomona College; and Darlene Cavalier, Contributing Editor for Discover Magazine and founder of the citizen science site, SciStarter. Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) will moderate the discussion.