Culture and Policy in Science

May 24, 2022

In this session, held on Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 10:30 – 12:00, we invite the scientific community to take a step back, and indulge in a different perspective on natural sciences, and the people who work with them.

Every community has its own habits, language, behaviour, – its own culture – and the scientific community is no exception. But no community exists in a vacuum. The products of the scientific community will spread beyond its borders. Innovation is adopted by the public, science will influence policy, and the human beings from other communities will be informed by and engage with scientists.

Our speakers, coming from anthropology and political sciences backgrounds, will use the tools of social sciences to introduce the unique oddities of the culture of science and its community, and demonstrate how policymaking and and the scientific process works together.

While some of the discussed topics may invite you to look at the scientific process with a certain sense of irony, this is not to criticise or diminish the importance of natural science, rather, to help cross-disciplinary understanding, and to build bridges between communities.