Conference: Science Advice to Governments

On August 28-29 2014, Auckland New Zealand will welcome the world’s eminent Science Advisors, and others who have expertise in the field for a frank and fruitful discussion of the current and future state of the practice. On behalf of the International Council for Science (ICSU), Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand will host and chair this landmark global conference.

Internationally, there is a growing recognition, in many jurisdictions, for better management of the relationship between the scientific and policy-making communities, and between the scientific community and the broader public. Increasingly, this need is being met through the position of Chief Science Advisor, Departmental Science Advisors, Science Advisory Committees or other structures of science advice to policy makers.

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