What does it mean to be an honest broker?

Charles Godfray
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Green Templeton College (and online)
43 Woodstock Road
OX26 6HG
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EP Abraham Lecture Theatre and Online

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Lectures and seminars
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Science advice to government is much in the news at the moment with calls on the one hand to 'follow the science' and on the other to 'not let unelected scientists run the country'. I shall explore the different ways scientists and other experts provide advice in the public realm, the roles they think they play, and how they are perceived. I shall particularly discuss what it means to be an 'honest broker' and a project supported by the Oxford Martin School to provide policy-neutral evidence summaries in contested areas of policy.

This event is hybrid, taking place both in person and online.

Part of the Green Templeton Lectures 2022 - theme is science and the media | Green Templeton College (ox.ac.uk)