GIST Seminar

The 82nd GIST Seminar "Science Advice to Government: What Issues are Discussed Internationally? ~Efforts of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)~ (tentative)"

The 82nd GIST Seminar
Lecturer Professor Sir Peter Gluckman
Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minster of New Zealand
Chair,International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Time 15:00 - 16:30, November 17, 2016
(Doors open at 14:40)
Place Room 3C, 3rd Floor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(ACCESS)
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Pre-registraion required)


As importance of scientific evidence-informed policy making has been increasing at both domestic and international levels, countries and international organizations set up or reinforce science advisory mechanisms such as science advisors, advisory groups, and etc... However, as science and policy are based on different cultures, values, and constrains, there are a lot of challenges in bridging them. In addition, science advice is now facing new challenges, such as science diplomacy and the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs), that require new way of thinking and efforts beyond the existing political framework. In order to address these challenges, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), under the aegis of International Council for Science (ICSU), provides a forum for policy makers, practitioners, academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity of both side of science and policy, and develop principles and practical guidelines for science advise to government at all levels and dimensions. In this seminar, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who led the establishment and serves as Chair of INGSA, will give talk on INGSA and details of its activities.

Simplified personal history

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman was trained as a paediatrician at the University of Auckland. After serving as a doctor for 2 years, Sir Peter entered the research track. After experiencing postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1980, he returned to New Zealand. Since then, he had been leading research in the field of developmental endocrinology and neuroscience. Sir Peter also served as Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Auckland, Founding Director of the Liggins Institute, and Gravida National Center for Growth and Development. In 2009, Sir Peter was appointed as the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Sir Peter is also the Chair, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA).


- INGSA (International Network of Government Science Advice)


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