Category: Policy Seminar

2016 Family Impact Seminar

fisOn September 22nd, 2016, N.C. State legislators and other guests gathered for a discussion on “The Intersections of Child Welfare and Substance Abuse: Strategies for Supporting Families.” This was the 10th in a series of Family Impact Seminars designed to provide objective, non-advocacy, solution-oriented research on timely issues selected by policymakers. The seminars encourage policymakers to consider the impact of policies on families, just as they regularly consider the impact of policies on the economy and the environment.

Seminar materials are available here.

To view a recording of the seminar, watch here.

Special thanks to Susan Foosness (Public Consulting Group) for her leadership role in planning the 2016 N.C. Family Impact Seminar.

What does science have to do with public policy? What careers exists for scientists in the policy realm? The Science and Society Huang Fellows found out with help from the Policy Bridge. The Policy Bridge led three workshop sessions that provided an overview of public policy and its relevance to the sciences. A guest speaker from the Environmental Protection Agency gave the students an example of a real-world application of science in regulatory policy: how the EPA made decisions about the regulation of mercury emissions from U.S. power plants into watersheds.

“To a person, the fellows thought the policy modules were as helpful as anything they have studied as part of the Science and Society program.”

  • Buz Waitzkin, Deputy Director, Duke Initiative for Science and Society

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