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For you local folks:
Neal Lane, White House science adviser to former President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building.
The free, public event is part of a year-long lecture series titled “Policy, Politics and Science in the White House: Conversations with Presidential Science Advisers,” sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Lane, who is a long-time Fellow Adjoint at JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and also served as chancellor of the CU-Colorado Springs campus from 1984-1986, will address the role of science in the presidential decision-making process. Following Lane’s remarks, center director Roger Pielke Jr., will interview Lane about topics like the current Bush administration’s alleged misuse of scientific information. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session with the audience.
As presidential science adviser, Lane was the most senior member of the White House staff on matters of science and technology policy. Lane earned a reputation as an unusually effective advocate for science among policy-makers, especially within the White House.