Day 1 Science & Policy Workshop: May 11


Day 2 Science & Policy Workshop: May 12


Day 3 Science & Policy Workshop: May 13



8:30 Registration and coffee


9:00-9:15 Welcome and orientation: Clare Hinrichs

Opening remarks: Steve Fales


9:15-10:30: Why Making Policy is (Usually) Not Like Making Science:  An Overview of Policy Processes, Structures and Players


       Robert Lowry, ISU Political Science



Break 10:30-11:00


11:00-12:30: How and Why Regions Matter for Anticipating the Policy Implications of Land Grant University Research


       Mark Drabenstott, Vice President and Director, Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City


12:30-1:30 Lunch

8:30 Registration and coffee


9:00-12:30: Institutional Interfaces between Science and Policy: Opportunities and Obstacles


       9:00: Karl Glasener, Science Policy Director, Triple Societies


       10:00: Clara Cohen, National Academies (former AAAS Science Policy Fellow)


Break 10:45-11:15


       11:15: Loni Kemp, Senior Policy Analyst, Minnesota Project (Kellogg Food and Society Fellow)


       12:10: Discussion: How Can ISU Researchers Optimize Institutional Connections for Linking Science to Policy?


12:30-1:30 Lunch

8:30 Registration and coffee


9:00 Opening remarks: Wendy Wintersteen


9:05-10:30: Presenting Testimony to Policy Audiences


       Craig Cox, Exec Dir. Soil & Water Conservation Society


Break 10:30-11:00


11:00-11:30 Realities of Rulemaking: Observations and Experience


       John Miranowski, ISU Economics


11:30-12:30 More Tales from the Trenches: Forays into Policy by ISU Researchers (panel)


       Charlie Brummer, ISU Agronomy

       Suzanne Hendrich, ISU Food Sciences & Human Nutrition

       Tom Richard, ISU Ag/Biosystems Eng


12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:30 Engaging Land Grant Science with Public Policy: Ethical Issues and Imperatives


       Jeffrey Burkhardt, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Break 2:30-3:00


3:00- 4:00 Panel to continue and extend this plenary theme, followed by discussion:


       Clark Wolf, ISU Bioethics Program

       Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, ISU

       Ricardo Salvador, ISU Agronomy


4:00 Reception


1:30- 4:30 Workshop on the Art and Science of Writing Policy Briefs*


       Keith Mueller, University of Nebraska Medical Center and RUPRI  



* This workshop is open only to those participating in all three days of the conference.

1:30- 3:30 Understanding the Media Interface between Science and Policy (panel)


       Perry Beeman, Science and environment reporter, Des Moines Register

       Annette Hacker, ISU News Service Manager

       Brian Meyer, College of Agriculture Communications Services Director

       Lulu Rodriquez, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication 


3:30 Closing Reception



Iowa State University, Memorial Union, Gallery.  Program schedule as of 5/5/04.

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