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December 2022

THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY TO HOST DISCUSSION ON NEWLY LAUNCHED 10-YEAR RESEARCH STRATEGY TO ASSIST THE NATION AND THE WORLD IN RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHANGE

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET – 2:15 PM ET

The White House Office of Science Technology Policy, alongside the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), is hosting a discussion on global change research priorities for the next decade. USGCRP leaders will unveil a new 10-year strategic research plan, which will serve as a comprehensive blueprint for producing the information that is urgently needed for the Nation and the world to address the causes and reduce the impacts of climate change and other global changes.

Climate change and the degradation of natural ecosystems are already having profound impacts on places and people everywhere – from farmers to fishers, healthcare providers to ecosystem managers, and community planners to small business owners. The Plan will enable our nation to collaboratively accelerate our understanding of our rapidly changing climate and other global changes and make information accessible and useful for decision making. The new Plan is organized around four pillars: Advancing Science, Engaging the Nation, Informing Decisions, and Collaborating Internationally.

USGCRP coordinates research across 13 Federal agencies and makes that research available to the Nation and the world.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Jane Lubchenco, Deputy Director for Climate and Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Margaret Torn, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California-Berkeley
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Distinguished Professor, Texas Tech University and Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • James Rattling Leaf Sr., Associate Researcher, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Marcos Regis da Silva, Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
  • Anna Stewart-Ibarra, Scientific Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

This event is open to Members of Press and the Public.

To attend, REGISTER HERE.

CONTACT: For more information, email press@ostp.eop.gov or events@usgcrp.gov


EVIDENCE OF INEQUITIES: LEVERAGING AIR POLLUTION RESEARCH ADVANCEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POLICY DECISIONS

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 3PM-5PM ET

As part of the White House Year of Evidence for Action, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Health Effects Institute, invite you to join the next Evidence Forum.

The event will showcase how researchers can ensure their work is relevant and useful for policy decisions around air pollution exposure and health inequities. New and emerging air pollution monitoring, modeling, and remote-sensing technologies are rapidly becoming available. There are expanding opportunities for researchers to work directly with communities to conduct impactful work that informs policy actions and addresses environmental injustices at all levels of government.

The program will highlight the work of researchers who are actively applying air quality science and technology data and tools to environmental justice policy questions. Following these presentations, there will be a panel discussion with agency and community leaders, who have been applying air quality research in decision making, on effectively leveraging these innovative research activities for environmental justice policy decisions.

Who:

  • Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Chief Advisor to the President for Science and Technology, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Daniel S. Greenbaum, President and CEO, Health Effects Institute
  • Marianne Engelman-Lado, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley
  • Dr. Nicky Sheats, Director of the Center for the Urban Environment at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research, Kean University
  • Dr. Kristi Pullen Fedinick, Executive Director, Center for Earth, Energy, & Democracy
  • Dr. Ana Baptista, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance Trustee
  • Dr. Paloma Beamer, Professor, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Gretchen T. Goldman, Assistant Director of Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy, and Justice, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Melanie Buser, Assistant Director for Environmental Health, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Where: Virtual

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5zZ6C6HqSm-j-tKXpiFCNA

Contact: For comments or questions, please contact AirPollution@ostp.eop.gov. For press inquiries related to this event, please email press@ostp.eop.gov.


CHAMPIONING EVIDENCE USE FOR POLICY IMPACT IN U.S. FOREIGN AID AND BEYOND

Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 3PM-4:30PM ET

US foreign aid agencies have long been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking—tracking and measuring the impact of assistance programs on well-being and prosperity around the world. 

As part of the White House Year of Evidence for Action, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Center for Global Development (CGD), in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget, invite you to join this Evidence Forum. This event will celebrate progress in advancing evidence use in US foreign aid and explore opportunities for US bilateral aid agencies and their country partners to further elevate and integrate data and analysis in service of better development policy. 

What lessons can be learned from the evidence use experiences of aid agencies, including evaluation activities? And what lessons can be applied from the global evidence-based policymaking community to the US context? Speakers will highlight US support for evidence generation and use in foreign aid and international development, as well as milestones in the evidence-based policymaking space that build on these investments. The discussion will also explore the role of evidence-to-policy partnerships in mainstreaming evidence use and the importance of locally grounded, context-specific expertise in the knowledge production process.

Who:

Samantha Power, Administrator, US Agency for International Development

Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Dafna Rand, Director, Office of Foreign Assistance, US Department of State

Michele Sumilas, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, US Agency for International Development

Eliya Zulu, Executive Director, African Institute for Development Policy

Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Ruth Levine, CEO and Partner, IDinsight

Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Director for Evidence and Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Where: Virtual

Register: https://link.cgdev.org/l/683263/2022-11-22/2dhptf

Contact: For comments or questions, please email sbs@ostp.eop.gov. For press inquiries related to this event, please email press@ostp.eop.gov.


NEW SCIENCE, PERSISTENT PROBLEMS: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW FROM UNIVERSITIES

Monday, December 12, 2022 from 1:30PM-3:00PM ET

The United States faces converging economic, social, and health challenges that are exacerbating inequality in our communities and country. As local, state, and federal government leaders respond with new money and new programs, there is an urgent need for cutting-edge social science and research to inform how solutions are shaped and resources are directed.

This Evidence Forum, co-hosted by Stanford Impact Labs, will feature a lively, online conversation on what universities and colleges can do to spur research—designed with government and community involvement from the start—that can generate evidence and insights for today’s toughest social challenges.

Who:

  • Alondra Nelson, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Deputy Director for Science and Society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Jeremy M. Weinstein, Faculty Director, Stanford Impact Labs
  • Bryan Walsh, Editor, Vox Future Perfect
  • Anna Harvey, President, Social Science Research Council
  • Lisa Morrison Butler, Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, Results for America
  • Shelly Ver Ploeg, Food Assistance Branch Chief, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture
  • Jim Shelton,  Chief Investment and Impact Officer, Blue Meridian Partners
  • Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Director for Evidence and Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Where: Virtual

Register:  https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XhRLJEglRECMOn4FAPJnfA

Contact: For comments or questions, please email sbs@ostp.eop.gov. For press inquiries related to this event, please email press@ostp.eop.gov.


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