Wed, Oct 14|
The 45th Annual Forum on Science & Technology Policy (1)
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
About the Event
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. We will gather to discuss major current challenges affecting science, policy and society, as well as their intersectionality.
- The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is demanding unprecedented research speed, resources, collaboration, and results from the scientific community. At the same time, it is deeply disrupting the scientific research enterprise, educators, students, and academic institutions. The pandemic has exposed strengths and weaknesses within the scientific enterprise, as well as persistent societal inequities.
- Ongoing worldwide demonstrations against racial injustice and police violence have emphasized the tragically persistent scourge of racism in our society. Mirroring the broader society, progress on racial justice and equity in science has been slow and insufficient. We strive for science to lead here, to provide pathways towards greater equity and justice in society, and a clear example of a just and inclusive enterprise.