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Bob Frodeman Awarded Fellowship

Robert FrodemanCenter Research Scientist Robert Frodeman has been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fellowship to visit Lancaster University, England in the fall of 2004. The ESRC fellowship is designed to support US scholars to visit and engage in collaborative activities with members of ESRC-supported projects in Britain. Frodeman will explore collaborative opportunities between Lancaster's Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy, and the CIRES Policy Center in the areas of environmental philosophy and policy, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Recent Visitors to the Center

Gunilla ÖbergGunilla Öberg from the Department of Thematic Studies, Campus Norrrköping, Linköpings universitet, visited the Center March 4-11, 2004 to begin a collaboration on a project for which she has recently been awarded support in Sweden.  The project is called "Climate Science and Policy Beyond 2012" or CSP 2012+.  The overarching objective of CSP 2012+ is to develop action alternatives to support international climate change decision making with an explicit focus on the period 2012 and beyond. The project's focus is on the current, expected future and potential role of knowledge in international climate negotiations. The operational aims are as follows: (i) to identify and specify the knowledge that will be needed to inform future climate policy and (ii) to suggest and develop strategies for helping decision makers and scientists to effectively create, communicate and ultimately use this knowledge to improve policy.  The CIRES Policy Center is a major international collaborator.  The project formally kicks off this summer.

Wolfgang KrohnProfessor Wolfgang Krohn, provost and professor of science, technology, and society at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, is visiting the Center for three months.  Professor Krohn works at Bielefeld's Institute for Science and Technology Studies, and does research on questions at the intersection of history, philosophy, science, and culture.  During his visit he will be finishing a manuscript on the philosophy of technology, and will be exploring opportunities for future collaborations with the Center.

New Center Additions

Lauren McCainLauren McCain recently joined the Center as a Visiting Scholar.  Lauren received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Political Science department in 2003.  Her dissertation appraised key policies shaping the Human Genome Project research and technology development.  Lauren has worked on S&T policy issues with the International Rivers Network in Berkeley, California, the National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Center for Science, Policy, & Outcomes in Washington, DC.

Diana RothDiana Roth recently joined the Center.  Diana is working with the Environmental Technology Lab (ETL) at NOAA and the Center to develop a research program in the societal aspects of weather, focusing on the use and value of weather information in decision making.  Diana has a background in soil science and statistics and has experience in policy and consulting.

Anne Ruggles to serve on wolf management panel

Anne RugglesCenter Visiting Scholar Anne Ruggles was one of 21 people selected to serve on a new panel that will design a management plan for wolves migrating into Colorado.  Anne previously served on the Alaska Wolf Management Planning Team.