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Science, Policy, & the Media

Stated Meeting, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Introduction:

 

  Emilio Bizzi (7 min.) is Institute Professor at MIT, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1969. A neuroscientist whose research focuses on movement control and the neural substrate for motor learning, he has published book chapters, abstracts, and over 165 articles in refereed journals. He is a trustee of the Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.; a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for NYU’s Center for Neural Science; and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Motor Behavior, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and many others. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and a member of the Harvard University Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and serves as its 44th President.

Speaker:

  Donald Kennedy (40 min.) has served as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine since 2000. From 1980 to 1992, he was President of Stanford University, where he currently is Bing Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Policy. He served as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1979, and has been on the Stanford faculty since 1960. A biologist by training, Kennedy has focused his research on how the natural and social sciences can contribute to improving environmental practices and institutions, in realms ranging from global climate change to the ecosystem impacts of alien marine species invasions. He served on the National Commission for Public Service and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and as a founding director of the Health Effects Institute. He currently serves as a director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as co-chair of the National Academies’ Project on Science, Technology and Law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, where he co-chairs a project that explores how information about science and technology is diffused through the media.

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