17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Montreal, Canada

IIASA Represented at Science Diplomacy Panel in Montreal

Head of IIASA Directorate Office, Science to Policy Coordinator, and Science Officer Dr. Jan Marco Mueller will participate as a panelist during the session “Students as Stakeholders in Science Diplomacy: Outlook for Today and Tomorrow” on 17 May in Montreal, Canada.

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This two day event was organized by Science and Policy Exchange, an entirely student-led organization in collaboration with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS). The central aim of Science & Policy Exchange is to bring a student voice to science policy matters at the provincial, federal, and international levels.

This series of panel discussions directed at government and diplomacy institutions seeks to explore how to bolster students and early career researcher’s participation in science diplomacy. A series of experts will participate in panel discussions to explain how students and young scientists fit into the framework of science diplomacy, including its various sectors, participating agencies, challenges, and its future and potential for action. This event will provide a unique opportunity bringing together early career researchers with experts from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions.

During his time in Montreal, Dr. Mueller will also give two lectures at McGuill University. On 17 May he will give a lecture “From Researcher to Science Advisor: Personal Career Reflections from Dr. Jan Marco Mueller.” Dr. Mueller has served in science advisory positions at national, European and global levels. In this talk, he will reflect on how his career developed from being a researcher to being a science advisor. He will share the experiences gained on his journey and provide advice for those who are considering to work at the science-policy interface.

On 18 May, Dr. Mueller will give a lecture on “Science advice in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities." Dr. Müller will provide an introduction to the different science advisory bodies in the European Union and how scientific evidence makes its way into the policy process. Drawing on his extensive experience in the European science advice context, he will reflect on the complexity of European policy-making and the importance of science for better regulation. At the same time, he will discuss the challenges of contemporary science advice, from the accelerating avalanche of scientific knowledge and ever-increasing complexity of policy challenges to the globally evolving tide of populists and fact-deniers.

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