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Opinion: Misguided Science Policy? | The Scientist
"Public meetings and consensus conferences seem to be the tool du jour for many government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Agriculture. Designed to give the public a voice in policy decisions, they can, in some cases, provide valuable insights into the local public’s views and opinions on certain issues. But they can also have disastrous consequences when used as a policy-making tool designed to tap public opinion more broadly. And the likelihood of failure is particularly high when debates emerge in a community about if and where to build controversial facilities for storing nuclear waste or conducting research on potentially deadly biological pathogens."
science  communication  public-understanding  public  meetings  controversy  consensus  community 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Pax Salon
An open discussion group for people who want to meet regularly to engage in conversation.

One week we may discuss poetry, politics, watch a video or discuss various topics.
twincities  minneapolis  salon  discussion  dialogue  meetings 
july 2010 by tsuomela
some thoughts from Dave Pollard on unconferences
conference  unconferences  howto  meetings  speaking  tips 
july 2006 by tsuomela

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