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Gropp, Robert [1].

Lobbying (advocating) for Botany.

Science policy is once again a central issue in our nation?s public discourse. Consider some of the issues currently before state legislatures and the federal government: Should non-scientific alternatives to evolution be taught in public schools; should the government permit stem cells to be used for medical research; and, how much funding should the federal government allocate to basic research? At few times in our history has it been so important for scientists to be engaged in the public debate. This session provides essential insights into how Congress and the White House set science policy, and how scientists and their professional organizations can work to influence science policy.


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1 - American Institue of Biological Science, 1444 Eye Street, Nw, Ste 200, Washington, DC, 20005, USA

Keywords:
science policy
advocacy.

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D 6-1
Location: 412/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM
Abstract ID:497


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