Past Event

Sci4NY Presents: Science Policy in NYC

January 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Off-campus NYU Langone Health, 550 1st Avenue, Alumni Hall B, New York, NY 10016
How does NYC government work? How can I become civically engaged? Can scientists use their skills to help local policymakers? Who’s my Council Member? If these are questions you’ve asked yourself, consider joining Science for New York (Sci4NY) for their first workshop, Science Policy in NYC. The workshop will cover: An overview of the City’s organization and who’s who in the government Historical insights on the City How to get involved locally How to effectively communicate science policy Sci4NY initiatives with the City Q&A with guest speakers Our guest speakers include: Wilfredo Lopez, Esq. Legislative Director, City Council Member Ben Kallos Rosie Mendez, Former NYC Council Member, Director of Community Affairs, Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Chuck Nice, Comedian and Co-Host of Star Talk Radio Adam Parris, Deputy Director of Climate Science and Risk Communication, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency Liz Peters, Communications Director, City Council Member Keith Powers Andrew Revkin, Award-Winning Journalist & Former New York Times Writer; Founding Director of Columbia University’s Climate and Sustainability Communications Network Dr. Rob Snyder, Manhattan Borough Historian & Professor of Journalism and American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark In addition to the workshop, we will have a Q&A time to meet the speakers; networking with your fellow scientists; and a description of ways to get involved with Sci4NY!

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