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AGCI Workshop Participation
October 09, 2016 to October 14, 2016
Michael J. Bernstein is a postdoctoral scholar at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University (ASU). He studies ways that science and technology policy, research, and education can be made more reflective of broader societal interests, like sustainability. At present, Michael is working through the Expert & Citizen Assessment of Science & Technology (ECAST) network to support informed citizen deliberation as part of U.S. Department of Energy efforts around a consent-based approach to spent nuclear fuel and high level waste management. Independently, he is completing a study on efforts by the U.S. Global Change Research Program to organize for usable science. Past work includes evaluating Science Outside the Lab, a policy immersion program to help PhD scientists and engineers learn about relationships between science and government. He has supported projects on climate preparedness, resilience, and adaptation led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, including the Recommendations of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience report to the President.
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