Public Policy and Politics in Deep Time

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    • Thursday November 20, 2014
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Ferst Room GT Library (7th Floor)
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Richard Barke, PhD
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director
School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3 – 4:30
Location: Ferst Room, Library (7th Floor)

Richard Barke has a BS in physics from Georgia Tech and a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester. From 1998 to 2005 he served as associate dean in Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghent, Belgium; consultant with the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, Eastman Kodak, and the Houston Area Research Center. His research has been funded by the NSF, the Army Environmental Policy Institute, the Sloan Foundation, and the US Departments of Energy and Commerce. He is the author of Science, Technology, and Public Policy and co-author of Governing the American Republic.  

His research interests have included how scientists translate scientific findings into policy recommendations, the regulation of scientific research on human subjects, the treatment of risk and uncertainty in policy making, the political behavior of scientific disciplines, the impact of university curricula on the organization and advancement of scientific knowledge, and the politics of science budgeting in Congress. A recent project, supported by the NSF, examined how the risks and benefits of emerging nanotechnology are translated across the realms of scientific, popular, and policy discourse.  Currently, with Kristie Champlin Gurley he has been writing about the politics and policy of long-term issues, examining constitutional, economic, legal, and ethical questions and how they relate to government's ability to make policies with intended impacts a decade or more in the future.

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Richard Barke, SPP, SPP Speaker Series
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