Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Apr 8, 2019, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
300 Wallace Hall
Open to the public, RSVP required.
Event Description

Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Geosciences, and the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Faculty Associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Prof. Oppenheimer will be speaking about research from his recent book, Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy. This book analyzes the assessments process that governments undertake when developing environmental policy and action, including how experts deliberate and decide on scientific facts about problems like climate change. Prof. Oppenheimer's presentation will draw upon his own rich experience in undertaking assessments, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, to highlight both the strengths of assessments, but also opportunities for process improvement.

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