Webinar on How Elections Affect the Geosciences: Navigating New Leadership


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What do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have to do with geoscience?

Believe it or not, elections—whether presidential or congressional—can have large implications for scientific research. Presidents set national priorities and policies, and Congress funds (or doesn’t fund) federal research often based on its own prerogatives and agenda.

Join us for an informational webinar as we attempt to navigate the upcoming presidential transition during #election2016. The webinar will address how presidential administrations and Congress have shaped the geosciences in the past and how they will continue to do so in the future.

Friday, 30 September 2016

3:00 PM EDT

Archived Webinar

Webinar Slides

Speakers:

Dr. Gene Whitney, Congressional Research Service (Ret.)

Virginia Ainslie, CEO of Ainslie & Associates

Brittany Webster, Public Affairs Specialist, American Geophysical Union

Abby Seadler, Geoscience Policy Manager, American Geosciences Institute (moderator)

Congress 101 Background Document