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Making the MOST of Science: Using Your Expertise for Civic Engagement

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

MOST Policy Initiative and the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network are hosting an Honest Broker Workshop. The workshop will teach participants strategies for science-policy engagement, particularly nonpartisan communication, at the state and local levels. Participants will leave with an understanding of how state governments vary and the state-level policy fellowships that exist across the United States. They will also learn strategies to engage with legislators, particularly in non-advocacy roles that still emphasize establishing equitable policy outcomes.

Scientists play a variety of roles in the policymaking process. The politicization of science calls for increased nonpartisan engagement from the scientific community, particularly at the state and local levels where decisions are often made with fewer resources. Scientists can build strategic relationships with lawmakers and position themselves as trusted messengers of scientific knowledge for state governments. Workshop participants will hear from scientists who have worked in these roles about career opportunities in this space. Participants will leave with an action plan for conducting nonpartisan engagement on scientific topics in their home state.

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