Scientists and Politics – University of Copenhagen

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Scientists and Politics

Location: Bispetorv Annekset, Bispetorvet 1-3, Alexandersalen.
See map page 15, Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Synopsis
Decision makers need to be informed by cutting edge scientists about the implications of scientific developments, and scientists face difficult dilemmas in relation to both the social implications of their science and their public responsibility. The topics of discussion include nuclear policy, knowledge production and the conceptualization of science in society.

The session is Chaired by Mohammed Hassan and Co-chaired by Aftab Ahmad.

The papers can be accessed by clicking the titles below. Please note that the papers are in progress and should only be quoted or circulated if permitted by the author.

Niels Strange & Maya Pasgaard Knowledge Gaps in the Global Climate Change Research Distribution
Martin Skydstrup         After the Public Trust - Towards new Dialogues Between the Natural and Social Sciences (abstract only)
Andrew Brown Enriching the World: US Civilian Nuclear Policy Under Eisenhower
Casper Sylvest & Rens van Muster Nuclear Realism: Global Political Thought after the Thermonuclear Revolution
Alexander Glaser & Zia Mian Confronting the “Perpetual Menace to Human Security”: Increasing Transparency of Nuclear Warhead and Fissile Material Stocks as a Step toward Disarmament