Lewis M. Branscomb Science and Democracy Forum--September 2012


The Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy invites you to the first Lewis M. Branscomb Science and Democracy Forum. The forum will focus on barriers to citizen access to government scientific information.

** Registration for the forum events is now closed. **

If you wish to attend the symposium in person or have other questions, email Pallavi Phartiyal at pphartiyal@ucsusa.org.

Visit the forum webpage for for more information about the conference call and the symposium on citizen access to government scientific information.


Webinar: Dangers of Inadequate Information and Attacks on the Freedom of Information Act
The forum kicks off with this webinar to highlight the consequences of inadequate information and recent attempts to restrict access.
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
View the webinar online.


Conference Call: A Conversation with UCS Center for Science and Democracy Director Andrew Rosenberg
The call will introduce Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the new director of the Center for Science and Democracy, and provide insight as to how the new center plans to address the challenge of access to government data.
When: Monday, September 24, 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Join the call by dialing 1-800-381-7839 or click here to join the call online. If the link does not take you to the registration page, go to www.readytalk.com and type in access code: 9509730.


Symposium: Improving Citizen Access to Government Scientific Information
The symposium, co-sponsored by the First Amendment Center, will feature top scientific experts and government officials discussing the problems with access to information and ways the government is trying to solve those barriers. You may attend in person at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001 (6th Street entrance), or participate via live webcast.
When: Tuesday, September 25, 8:30 a.m. - Noon




























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