Loving Science to Death?: Why Politicians Embrace and Attack Science in Environmental Debates

Date & time

Dec 6, 2007, 5:00-6:30 pm EST


School of Natural Resources and Environment
440 Church Street 1040 Dana Building Ann Arbor, MI 48109
David Goldston is a Visiting Lecturer in the Science, Technology and Environment Program at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and he writes the monthly column 'Party of One' on Congress and science policy for the journal Nature. From 2001 through 2006, Goldston was the Chief of Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, which has jurisdiction over much of the federal research and development budget. He was also a key player in most environmental debates in the House from 1995, when he became Legislative Director to Representative Sherwood Boehlert of New York, until the end of 2006, when he retired from government service. Goldston graduated from Cornell University and completed the course work for a Ph.D. in U.S. history at the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is co-sponsored with the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.