DialogueON Politics & Science successfully brings insightful points of view together!
On August 1st we connected a diverse group of scientists, activists and many others in the fifth event in the DialogueON series.
The discussion could not have occurred without our brilliant Chia-Chun Angela Liang - a strong PhD candidate at the UCI Earth System Science Department. Apart from academics, she is currently the Science and Technology Advisor at Open Dialogues International Foundation.
As the speaker, she emphasized the reasons behind science policy and advocacy - such as the shared need to use science as a catalyst and base for making impactful changes or correcting common misconceptions and raising awareness.
From both theoretical and practical points of view, the participants learned the difference between science advocacy, activism and lobbying. Chia-Chun’s personal examples of advocacy were of much help.
Chia-Chun shared her experience in the field with participants curious about the shift from more scientific goals to policy making. The attendees received valuable tips on beginning one’s path in science diplomacy, like getting involved with international NGOs.
Although we grew used to DialogueON gathering so many creative and wrapped-up minds but we still couldn’t be more proud and thankful to all of you, participants! Our success is foremost your success and we hope to have challenged your brains and directed focus to overlooked matters. Growing and exchanging knowledge and opinions is the core of DialogueON series and we hope to enable more of it in the future, as often people in science and people in politics are not the same ones - though they should collaborate for our better future.
Thank you for participating - the video is forever available on our fanpage!
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!