8155 Communication Policies: From Bush to Obama

Friday, February 17, 2012: 8:30 AM
Room 201 (VCC West Building)
Francesca Grifo , Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Sciences, Washington, DC
At Union of Concerned Scientist, she acts to mobilize scientists and citizens to defend the integrity of government science from political interference. She was director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and a curator of the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Grifo was the manager of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups Program at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Grifo has testified before Congress on the subject of scientific integrity in federal policy making and is widely quoted on the topic in media outlets such as The New York Times and the Washington Post.