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In a time where input from scientists and engineers is increasingly important to the development of public policy, academia still lacks incentives for participation. The International Policy Lab at MIT provides a new model for encouraging and supporting policy engagement by scientists and engineers. This is accomplished primarily by providing services which work to lower the barrier to entry to policy engagement. This talk will discuss the types of services that have been most effective at enhancing the impact of research on public policy.
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue: Polytechnic Campus, Peralta Hall 305
About the Speaker: Dr. Pomeroy currently manages MIT’s International Policy Lab where he helps scientists and engineers better engage in public policy. He received his PhD in physics from Brandeis University in 2012 studying high energy physics as part of the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey. He also has extensive experience in grassroots political organizing, running LGBT rights campaigns as well as field offices during the 2008 elections.