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Lewis M. Branscomb Science and Democracy Forum

Improving Citizen Access to Governmental Scientific Information

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Join the UCS Center for Science and Democracy for a forum series focused on barriers to citizen access to governmental scientific information.
Webinar: September 18, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Call: September 24, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Symposium: September 25, 8:30 a.m. EDT

This September, the Union of Concerned ScientistsCenter for Science and Democracy will hold a forum series focused on barriers to citizen access to governmental scientific information—such as data about air quality around Ground Zero, the location of coal ash dumps, or the prevalence of toxic chemicals in the FEMA trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina victims.

The forum series will consist of the following events:

  • Attend a webinar on Tuesday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. EDT. To kick off the series, UCS will host a webinar to highlight the consequences of inadequate information and recent attempts to restrict access.
  • Participate in a conference call on Monday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. EDT. We will host a call to introduce Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the new director of the Center for Science and Democracy, and provide insight as to how the new center plans to address the challenge of access to government data.
  • Join us in Washington, DC, or via webcast for a symposium on Tuesday, September 25, 8:30 a.m. EDT. The centerpiece of the forum series, the symposium will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, and is co-sponsored by the First Amendment Center. You’ll hear from top scientific experts and government officials about problems with access to information and ways the government is trying to solve those problems.

You can register today for any or all of these events.

We look forward to you joining us and contributing to the conversation!

For more information, please contact Pallavi Phartiyal at pphartiyal@ucsusa.org.

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