Why Science into Policy Has Never Been About ‘Truth’ Only: Our Initiative's Story

Friday, February 17, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
Julian Kinderlerer, Cape Town University, Cape Town, South Africa
On behalf of the collective, I will briefly introduce the Brussels Declaration’s twenty main arguments stemming from the five pivotal questions we asked working groups to address. From the standpoint of ethics and human dignity, I will focus on principles 1 – 4 to explain our key findings on the relationship between science, society and policy and make the case for why our prevailing scientific social order must change.