Working with Congress: Communicating in Difficult Fiscal and Political Times

Sunday, 16 February 2014: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
The political agenda continues to be dominated by sequestration and the fiscal deficit, an issue with significant ramifications to the research community. Policymakers must also tackle a range of high priority science issues such as energy security, climate change, and global health issues. The Administration and Congress have noted that scientists and engineers could be more effective in their interactions with lawmakers, and that improved communication could improve the quality of national science policies. This workshop will provide scientists with the necessary tools to successfully engage in a dialogue with policymakers.
Joanne P. Carney, AAAS Office of Government Relations