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Academy Conversation: What role does science play in public policy and social action during Covid-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Join us for an Academy Conversation about COVID-19 and the Environment.

The pandemic has highlighted questions in how science is used to guide public policy and social action similar to those raised around climate change. Both COVID-19 and climate change require credible scientific understanding and interpretation; both rely on models to predict the future; both force public decision-making in the face of uncertainty; and both have become politically polarizing. Join us for a free, virtual discussion on Zoom with experts about managing the challenges of science-driven public policy.

Moderator: Roland Wall,Director, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


  • Carol Collier, FAICP, FAWRA, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • Jerry Fagliano, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel University
  • Peter DeCarlo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • David Velinsky, Ph.D., VP for Science, Academy of Natural Sciences, Chair, Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, Drexel University

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  • Everyone