Dr. Miriam Padolsky

On Wednesday 6th February at 12:30 in the Senior Common Room, King’s will host Dr. Miriam Padolsky, Director of Science Policy at the Canada Environmental Assessment Agency, where she will give an informal talk “What can policy makers learn from the history, sociology and philosophy of science”. This is an informal event, so please feel free to bring your lunch.

Dr. Padolsky did her PhD at the University of California, San Diego in the field of sociology of science, where she focussed on the role of science in Canadian and Australian climate change campaigns. She has a broad experience in the Canadian government, having worked previously in the Privy Council Office, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and Health Canada. Her talk will be a reflection on challenges and opportunities for bringing a humanities-based study of the sciences to government policy-making.