Volume 26 - July 14, 2010 - Pielke\'s Perspective

Building Bridges between Europe and North America in Science Policy

bridges vol. 24, December 2009 / Pielke's Perspective

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.


pielke_r_new_small.jpgRoger PielkeEvery two years since 2000 the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) has held a research conference on Science and Technology Policy.  The meeting has evolved to become a leading forum for a diverse set of academics and others interested in science and technology policy (or STP) to come together to discuss research in STP as well as the role of research in STP decision making.  The meeting involves leading scholars and practitioners and has itself become an interdisciplinary node for the sprawling and ill-defined area of scholarship at the complex interface of science, technology and decision making.

One opportunity that has yet to be fully capitalized on in this meeting is to bring together European-based STP scholars with their counterparts in North America, as the meeting has historically been U.S. focused with mostly U.S. participants.  



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