CEI Lunch Briefing

The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy

The Competitive Enterprise Institute invites you to a luncheon discussion on the politicization of science. Coauthors of the recently published Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy will detail how government regulation and investment skews scientific research in areas including nutrition, drug research, pollution, and climate change. While science is a force for good, misguided scientific research and public policies pose a systemic threat to scientific discovery.


Monday, February 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Lunch will be served)


Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002


Trevor Burrus, Cato Institute
Dr. Terence Kealey, Cato Institute
Dr. Patrick Michaels, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Michelle Minton, Competitive Enterprise Institute

The panel will feature remarks by Scientocracy editors and authors. A senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Patrick J. Michaels was formerly Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years, and president of the American Association of State Climatologists. Terence Kealey is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, author of The Economic Laws of Scientific Research and Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal, and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. Michelle Minton is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where she specializes in consumer policy, covering regulatory issues that include gambling, tobacco harm reduction, cannabis legalization, alcohol, and nutrition. Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and editor‐​in‐​chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, legal history, and the interface between science and public policy.

Questions? Please email events@cei.org or Canyon Brimhall at Canyon.Brimhall@cei.org.

For purposes of congressional ethics rules, this is a widely attended event.


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