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The Politics of Science

The Politics of Science will take place at the Dana Centre - the Science Museum’s ambient and acclaimed bar and café in the heart of South Kensington dedicated to discussing contemporary science, health, medicine and technology in a cultural context.

Former Whitehouse science advisor, Dr Michael Stebbins, will be speaking alongside UK scientific advisors at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre on Thursday 4 May about the politics of science.

The US is currently the world leader in science and innovation. But is that golden glow now fading? What does the future hold for US science, and will conservative right-wing attitudes contribute to its gradual demise? How should the public be ‘educated' about science, and who should get the final say?
Dr Michael Stebbins, Director of Biology Policy for the Federation of American Scientists in Washington DC, will ask: where does science end and politics begin when governments legislate on topics like bioterrorism? What about stem cells, or intelligent design? He will reveal the truth about modern biology and debunk the commonest myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics in science and health.
Michael Stebbins will be joined by experts including Bob Ward, Senior Manager, Policy Communication, Royal Society to compare UK and US policy-making. Channel 4’s Science Correspondent, Tom Clarke, will facilitate the discussion.


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Date and Time:

4 May 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
+44 20 79 42 40 40
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