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The political consequences of communicating uncertainty

Michael Tomz, a professor of political science at Stanford University, will speak on “The Political Consequences of Communicating Uncertainty,” on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University.  Robert O. Keohane, a professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, will serve as commentator.

The seminar is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change.   Seminar papers are available to anyone with a Princeton Net ID online. Others wishing to attend should contact Caitlin Daley.**

Tomz is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He has published in the fields of international relations, American politics, comparative politics, and statistical methods. He is the author of “Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debts across Three Centuries” (2007) and numerous articles in political science and economics journals. Ph.D. Harvard University.

The research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change, is codirected by Marc Fleurbaey, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values; Robert O. Keohane, professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the Program in Values and Public Life; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Stephen Pacala, Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Harold Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton University, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

For more information contact Caitlin Daley, cdreyer@princeton.eduor 609-258-5078.