Communicating Science for Policy

Convened by Institute on Science for Global Policy
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Durham, North Carolina
08-10-2015 - 08-11-2015

“Communicating Science for Policy,” a free, invitation-only workshop organized by the ISGP in cooperation with Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, featured critical debates with three nationally recognized science communication experts centered on the role of science communication in developing public policy. The debates were followed by individual caucus sessions and a plenary session to develop areas of consensus and actionable next steps. 

The three distinguished science communication experts were  William Hallman, Arthur Lupia, and Elizabeth Neeley. Their policy position papers can be found below.


Policy Position papers

To Increase Science’s Public Value, We Must Improve Communication

Arthur Lupia, Ph.D., Hal R Varian Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
In the last hundred years, scientific research has transformed quality of life for people around the world. Science has great potential to do much mor...

ISGP Podcast: Audience Knows Best

Dr. Arthur Lupia
If science isn’t communicated properly, then not only does it lose value, but any of that potentially useful information, could be drowned out by mo...

ISGP Podcast: Curricular Conundrum

The difficult, exacting art of science communication is  complicated by  disinterest, mistrust, and lack of understanding from the public writ large...

ISGP Podcast: Stories by Scientists

Can science be turned into a story that simultaneously captures the public’s attention and conveys information authentically?  This question engage...

Communicating Science for Policy

The public challenges and internal prejudices confronting scientists seeking to effectively communicate scientific options to policy makers and the p...

Communicating Science for Policy - Three Papers

William Hallman, Arthur Lupia, Elizabeth Neeley,