[EVENT] Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) workshop
Science meats policy
14th March 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Cambridge
The key question motivating this workshop is ‘how are policies designed, and what makes it so challenging to design good policies?’ CUSPE wants to help early career researchers understand what the real interaction between science and policy is. We want to inspire you to consider engaging with policy throughout your career, and to equip you with the skills that will allow you to do so effectively.
This workshop provides participants with an insight into the process of policy design and will portray the communication difficulties commonly experienced during science-policy exchanges. It will be focused on the specific policy challenge of reducing meat consumption but no prior knowledge is required.
Academic experts will propose reasons why reducing meat consumption is necessary both from a health and an environmental perspective. Attendants will be divided into groups representing different stakeholders. By the end of the evening each group will have pitched a policy proposal to the ‘Cabinet Office’. Policy experts will then provide feedback on the exercise, and will shed light on how real science-policy exchanges actually work.
- Prof Theresa Marteau – Director of Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Cambridge
- Ciarán Hayes – Senior Strategy Advisor, Department of Health
- Andrew Robertson – Strategy Directorate, Department of Energy and Climate Change
- Rachel Shairp – Coordinator, Energy Environment and Resources, Chatham House
- Dr David Rose – Research Associate in the Conservation Biology Group, Cambridge
Places for the workshop are limited to 25 attendees. To apply for a place, please email email@example.com by 4pm on Sunday 6th of March telling us in no more than five sentences:
- Your name and position at the University (e.g. PhD student, department of Physics)
- Why you think this workshop can benefit you, and;
- What you want or hope to achieve from it.
We will use this information to invite 25 of you to attend, and we will operate a waiting list system so that as many of the rest of you can benefit from this opportunity!