The Center engages science and scientists with many communities, including those of government, religion, and law. We promote responsible conduct of, and advise on investment in, scientific research. Together, we advance the appropriate role of science in the service of society.
AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Leadership Seminar
The AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy is a "crash course" in science and technology (S&T) policy, designed for those who need to know how S&T policy works.
Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture
In 2008, the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) made a gift to AAAS to endow a Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at AAAS in honor of Professor Riley's legacy as a "whole picture" person with a vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge. Working in collaboration with the RMF and the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF), an organization whose fundamental goal is to support efforts toward an adequate supply and availability of nutritious food for the burgeoning world population in the 21st century, the AAAS Riley Lecture is a special opportunity to highlight the important role of research and innovation in agriculture, the most basic human endeavor.
Hitachi/AAAS Lecture Series
The Hitachi, Ltd. and AAAS lecture series features annual lectureships on science and society at AAAS as well as an Eco-Engineering Forum that is sponsored by Hitachi and features panel organized by AAAS and the Brookings Institution.
Washington Science Policy Alliance
Events in Washington DC are announced though a listserv for the Washington Science Policy Alliance (WSPA). WASPA is a loosely-knit coalition of institutions that has banded together to conduct seminars and meetings around specific science and technology policy issues. WSPA member organizations and contacts are listed below. If you would like to sign up for invitations to events, please complete the online form. Members include:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science - Center of Science, Policy & Society Programs
- George Washington University - Center for International Science and Technology Policy
- George Mason University - Science & Technology Policy Program
- Georgetown University - Program in Science, Technology & International Affairs