Science and Politics: Problems and Solutions

Prof. Kurt Gottfried, PhD

Cornell University and Union of Concerned Scientists

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Listen to Prof. Gottfried's interview on Minnesota Public Radio

Prof. Gottfried discussed the tumultuous relationship between science and government in America, highlighting unprecedented friction that he believes stems from deep cultural and political currents. In order to re-establish a harmonious relationship, Gottfried urged that Congress, together with the Executive Branch, scientists, and society as a whole, participate in an effort to recreate the connection that existed in previous administrations. Both short and long-term policies to address this challenge were discussed. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits were approved.

September 19, 2006