1. Research and policymaking, Professor Brian Collins (Circling the Square I)
From Andrew Gibson
Professor Collins covered a wide range of issues, including the Haldane principle (the idea that research funding should be independent of political interference), introduced a case study about how government and scientists responded to the 2010 volcanic ash/civil aviation events, and fielded questions from the audience, including one about the difficulties of regulating controversial research at the international level.
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