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Book Talk with Michael Lubell and Science & Society Program Launch

Launch of the Science & Society Program and book talk on Navigating the Maze: How Science and Technology Policies Shape America and the World, by Michael S. Lubell, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics, The City College of CUNY, New York, NY

More on the Navigating the Maze

Navigating the Maze: How Science and Technology Policies Shape America and the World offers a captivating deep dive into the inner workings of the world of public policy. Written by prominent science advocate and renowned physics researcher and educator, Michael S. Lubell, this valuable book provides insights and real-world examples for anyone looking to understand how policy works in reality: for students, scientists, and the public. Well-organized and featuring a compelling historical narrative, this unique resource will enable researchers, educators, elected officials, industrialists, financial managers, science lobbyists, and readers in general to easily navigate the complex world of science and technology (S&T) policy.

As science communication and STEM policy occupy rapidly growing areas of interest and provide important career paths, this book provides invaluable insights into the public policy arena, as well as lessons for effective science advocacy.

Key Features

  • Presents compelling narratives about Climate Change, the Internet, the Human Genome, the BRAIN Initiative, the Manhattan Project, the Science Stimulus, the origin of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and more.
  • Provides insights into the future of S&T through a 225-year American policy retrospective, highlighting impacts on health and medicine, STEM education, economic growth, energy, defense, innovation, and industrial competitiveness.
  • Illuminates the role of S&T on the global stage, from diplomatic engagement to military intervention and from scientific collaboration to technological competition.

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Science & Society Program Launch: Book Talk with Michael Lubell

Event information
Wed May 1, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
Washington, DC