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About the Center

The Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs (CSPSP) serves society, government, and the research community through a diverse set of activities. Its programs address several objectives of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including furthering the work of scientists, improving the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare, and fostering scientific freedom and responsibility. The three CSPSP units include:

Affiliated Programs

Working with the Office of Government Relations and the R&D Budget and Policy Program, the Center plays a leading role in producing the weekly Policy Alert; the annual Science and Technology Policy Forum; and the annual Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy.

Center Staff

  • Maureen Kearney, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer
  • Nicolle Rutledge, MSC, Center Operations Manager

Visiting Scholars

AAAS is pleased to announce its new Visiting Scholar Program. This program provides a unique opportunity for scientists, policy specialists, and other experts to further their scholarly endeavors for up to one year at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC. Through a competitive selection process, AAAS seeks to host the best talent in the field, which will enrich the Visiting Scholar’s own work and the ability of AAAS to fulfill its mission. 

For more information and the opportunity to apply to this program, click here. You can also visit the Visiting Scholar FAQ page. 

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