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Scientific integrity in a politically challenged world
Convener: Henning Åkesson  | Co-Convener: Øyvind Paasche 
Tue, 10 Apr, 19:00–20:00

Science is becoming increasingly important for society, but in a politically challenged world we raise the question of how we as a community and as individual scientists best can protect and further develop our scientific integrity.
In this session, we want to discuss scientific integrity in the light of (1) what potential implications the growing demand for science to be solution-based and relevant can have, and (2) how political regimes exert implicit and explicit power over science in order to control scientists and new knowledge.
These questions are particularly acute for early career scientists, who are the future leaders in their fields, yet may not have been trained to cope with these new challenges. Also, today’s senior scientists are active in a very different landscape than they were when at the early career stage themselves.
With us in this session we have highly profiled researchers that have first-hand experience working in scientific fields that occasionally come under crossfire.

Public information: Speakers:
- Dr. Gretchen Goldman, Research Director, Center for Science & Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists USA
- Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research