Panel explores scientific issues in upcoming election
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The next in Penn State Harrisburg’s 2012 discussion series of election-year topics will examine how scientific issues are incorporated into public policy and how they should affect voter decisions. Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the next “Academic Perspectives on the Election Season” will discuss infrastructure, energy, climate change, and pandemic vaccinations.
The series is free and open to the public.
Shirley Clark, associate professor of environmental engineering, will moderate the panel, which includes faculty members Beverly Cigler, professor of public administration, and Katherine Baker, associate professor of environmental microbiology.
Future presentations include:
- Inequality in Income and Opportunity – moderator: Kamini Maraj Grahame, associate professor of sociology (Oct. 17)
- Foreign Policy and Terrorism – moderator: Paul Thompson, senior lecturer in homeland security (Oct. 31)
- Post-Election Wrap-Up – moderator: Steven Peterson, director, School of Public Affairs (Nov. 7)