UCL European Institute


Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the FCO

30 November 2016, 6:30 pm


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30 November 2016
Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will speak about his experience in post. He will consider how scientific advice can inform foreign policy development, touch on some crucial current public policy issues, and consider some of the challenges and pitfalls of delivering scientific advice in Government.

Wednesday 30 November

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT

The FCO's Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for providing advice to the Foreign Secretary, Ministers and officials on science, technology and innovation, and for strengthening the scientific and engineering capacity within the Foreign Office. Robin Grimes has advised the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into nuclear research requirements, and was part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that provided official advice on the 2011 Fukushima disaster. He has considerable experience of high-level international work with the Government, including overseas missions to India, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.

The lecture will be introduced by Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice-Provost (International), and chaired by Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL. The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the South Cloisters.

This event is organised by UCL Public Policy.

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