Ogmius Newsletter


CSTPR 10th Anniversary Celebration

CSTPR celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 27 by welcoming back several of our successful alumni who are scattered around the country, as well as current Center faculty, staff, students, affiliates, University officials and community members. The event featured 4 panel discussions:

  • “Extremes: Nature, Society and Policy” organized and moderated by Bill Travis;
  • “Public Engagement in Science and Technology: When the Stakes are High and Debates are Lively” organized and moderated by Lisa Dilling and Max Boykoff;
  • “Usable Science: The Promise and Peril of Directing Research Toward Practical Outcomes” organized by Center alum Elizabeth McNie; and
  • “Life after CSTPR” moderated by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Dr. John HoldrenDr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, gave the keynote address, “Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration.” Dr. Holdren’s talk as well as photos from the event can be viewed here.

Center Events

CSTPR Fall Noontime Seminar Series

Our popular noontime seminar series continued this fall under the theme “The Communications-Policy Nexus Media, Messages, and Decision Making”. It featured the following talks:

  • Sept. 11, The Contrarian Discourse In the Blogosphere: What Are Blogs Good For Anyway? Franziska Hollender, Institute for Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
  • Oct. 11, Communicating Climate Change: Lessons Learned at the National Snow And Ice Data Center, Mark Serreze, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
  • Oct. 18, The Mythology of the Green Revolution, Roger Pielke, Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nov. 1, Mass Media in the Policy Process: Drafting A Comprehensive Approach To Policy Influence, Deserai Anderson Crow, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nov. 15, Going Inside the Greenhouse: Exploring Creative Climate Communications in the Classroom, Max Boykoff, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado Boulder and Beth Osnes, Theater and Dance, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dec. 13, Principles and Trends In Journalism, and Impacts on Climate Change Coverage, Tom Yulsman, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado Boulder

Audio recordings, Powerpoint presentations, and/or webcasts of each talk can be viewed here.

The theme for our spring semester noontime seminar series is “New Policy Research at CU and Beyond”. The talks, which will be held Thursdays at noon, will be available via live webcast and recordings of the talks will also be available online after the event. A link to the webcast will be provided in the notification of each talk to members of our mailing list. Visit our website (lefthand column) to sign up for our mailing list.

Beth Osnes and Max Boykoff, November 15
Beth Osnes and Max Boykoff, November 15
Tom Yulsman, December 13
Tom Yulsman, December 13

Center events


Other CSTPR Talks

  • Aug. 1, The dynamics of vulnerability: Why adapting to climate variability may not always prepare us for climate change. Lisa Dilling, NCAR Workshop on Enhancing Diversity in Climate Change Science and Applications: From Models to Adaptation
  • Aug. 1-4, Max Boykoff presented a paper at the International Studies Association meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Aug. 13, Max Boykoff was an invited speaker at the Greenhouse Scholars workshop
  • Sept. 6, Usable science? The UK Climate Projections 2009 and Decision Support for Adaptation Planning. Samuel Tang, Centre for Risk Management, King’s College London. View video of talk here.
  • Sept. 13, Who Speaks for the Climate? Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change. Max Boykoff
  • Oct. 19, The Role that Media Play in Influencing Renewable Energy Policy. Renewable Energy Law & Policy Summit: Driving the Development of Renewable Energy, Deserai Crow, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO
  • Oct. 19, Is Communicating Climate Change a Lost Cause?, Max Boykoff, Society of Environmental Journalists’ 22nd Annual Conference
  • Dec. 17, Max Boykoff gave the keynote/plenary talk, Hebrew University of Jerusalem