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Arthur Petersen is announced as a new member of the International Risk Governance Council

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Arthur Petersen, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at UCL STEaPP has been appointed to the International Risk Governance Council. IRGC aims to reach a global community of public and private policymakers while simultaneously ensuring a strong local, contextual and cultural rooting. In order to achieve this aim, IRGC has adopted a decentralized structure and facilitates a network of academic and scientific institutions active in the field of risk governance.

Case Study: The Emergence of the Geoengineering Debate Within The IPCC (Case Study)

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Arthur Petersen, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at UCL STEaPP has contributed a case study to 'Geoengineering Our Climate?', a working paper series on the ethics, politics and governance of climate engineering - the intentional manipulation of the global climate to counteract climatic change. Professor Petersen has analysed IPCC reports since 1990 to determine how geoengineering has emerged, and the response it has received from IPCC users.

Lessons learned as a departmental chief scientific advisor

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Scientists and engineers working in government

Jeremy Watson, Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL STEaPP, has written about the challenges and lessons-learned during his time as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Communities and Local Government. The article is part of a series of blog posts accompanying the recent Science Advice to Governments conference in Auckland, New Zealand. 

What skills to future science advisors need?

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UCL STEaPP ran two events as part of the Science Advice to Governments conference in Auckland. Developing effective science advisory systems requires building the capacity of individuals and institutions to fulfil a diverse range of advisory requirements. The aim of the panel and roundtable events was to scope the capacity-building needs across a range of cultural and political contexts, and governance scales (local through transnational). 

Catalyst Grant: Environmental & System Stewardship for Greenland’s Rare Earth Elements

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UCL STEaPP Provost Fellow Beverley Gibbs has been awarded one of five Research Catalyst Grant by UCL ISR/UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction (GCII).

Article: New directions in evidence-based policy research - a critical analysis of the literature

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UCL STEaPP Provost Fellows Dr Theo Lorenc and Dr Kathryn Oliver, and Dr Simon Innvaer (Oslo University) have published a critical essay based on their earlier systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of evidence use in policy.

Video: Resilience and Interdependencies in City Systems - Professor Jeremy Watson at Base London

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Watch Jeremy Watson, UCL STEaPP Professor of Engineering Systems speaking at the 2014 Base London event at Guildhall on 26 June 2014. Base London 2014, the fifth anniversary event, forms an integral part of the Tomorrow's City programme; a series of activities underpinning the current Lord Mayoral term that seeks to explore how London can continue to be as successful in the future as it has in the past.

UCL STEaPP at Understanding Risk Forum

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Between Monday 30 June and Friday 4 July, UCL STEaPP, the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, and Willis Reinsurance hosted the third Understanding Risk Forum. The first three days of the Forum were held at ExCel Centre, Docklands. Following the main programme, STEaPP hosted two days of workshops, training and side-events on at the UCL Bloomsbury campus.

Edinburgh Lecture by Professor Jeremy Watson: Challenges and Opportunities in Future Cities

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On Tuesday 27 May 2014, Jeremy Watson, UCL STEaPP Professor of Engineering Systems, and Vice-Dean of Engineering Sciences gave a lecture to an invited audience at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, titled "Challenges and Opportunities in Future Cities".

Article: Negative stereotypes about the policymaking process hinder productive action toward evidence-based policy

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STEaPP Provost Fellows Kathryn Oliver and Theo Lorenc have co-written a post with Simon Innvar, Jenny Woodman, and James Thomas for the LSE Impact of Social Science blog on the issues and unanswered questions around the use of evidence in policy. 

What's the Impact of the Research Impact Agenda?

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Article by Dr Kathryn Oliver

What’s the impact of the research impact agenda?

Complexity Science for the Real World Conference - Models for Real World Policy

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The Royal Society (25th April 2014)

Article by Dr Carla Washbourne

Op-Ed - Universities should maximize their role as city-builders

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Dr Jean-Paul Addie, UCL STEaPP Provost Fellow and Roger Keil, Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, write for University Affairs on the link between Canadian universities and the cities in which they are situated.

Article - "Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: risk and resilience in emerging secondary cities"

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Published in The Global Urbanist

STEaPP Provost Fellow, Dr Lily Song, writes in The Global Urbanist on the lessons learned by the "secondary" or "emerging" cities of the Philippines such as Tacloban, following the immense destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines).

Submit a paper to ISNGI 2014

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”Can we imagine resilient infrastructure systems that can meet the needs of twice today’s population with half today’s resources while providing better liveability for all?"

STEaPP research features in two Urban Solutions articles

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'Inequality and the City - the Singapore story' 

Urban Solutions, Issue 4, p96

LSE Blog post: MOOCs must move beyond open enrolment and demonstrate a true commitment to reuse and long-term redistribution

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STEaPP Learning Technologist, Javiera Atenas, writes on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog about the need for MOOCs to further open up their resources and reach the widest audiences possible. 

Workshop Report: Partnering with the Users of IPCC Products

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In February 2014, UCL STEaPP PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency organised and hosted the workshop: 'Partnering with the Users of IPCC Products – How best to deliver scientific assessments on climate change'

Public Lecture, Fri 4 April 12:30pm

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Innovation and Risk Management in Biotechnology: The Peculiar Cases of Pharmaceuticals, Transfats and Synthetic Biology

STEaPP Seminar

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The Perfect Storm: Sustainability at a Crossroads and Challenges for Policy Makers

Nicholas A. Ashford, PhD., JD
Professor of Technology and Policy,
Director MIT Technology and Law Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday 26th February
16:00 – 17:30
Malet Place Engineering, Room 1.20


Limited spaces available, RSVP for attendance: c.heslop@ucl.ac.uk 

Download the abstract (pdf)
Download a biography (pdf)

Brown Bag Seminar

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UCL STEaPP Brown Bag Series

Ellie Cosgrave
Monday 3rd February

Comment by Beverley Gibbs, UCL STEaPP

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A case for Climate Engineering, David Keith

Public Lecture: 'A Case for Climate Engineering'

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STEaPP Staff News

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Professor Jeremy Watson is elected Deputy President of the IET


Congratulations to Jeremy Watson BCE FREng, Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL STEaPP, who has been elected Deputy President of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for the period 2014-6. Jeremy is currently a Vice-President.

Brown Bag Seminar

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Dr Chris Tyler
Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Comment by Carla-Leanne Washbourne, UCL STEaPP

Brown Bag Seminar

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UCL STEaPP Brown Bag Series

Professor Arthur Petersen
Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Comment by Ellie Cosgrave, UCL STEaPP

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