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Forum addresses 'Abuse of Science in Policymaking,' Oct. 12

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt and Princeton faculty members Eric Wieschaus and Stephen Pacala will participate in a roundtable discussion on "Abuse of Science in Policymaking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The forum, sponsored by Princeton Environmental Action , is part of a nationwide series of discussions on college campuses by members of the Union of Concerned Scientists , an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 scientists and citizens.

Holt, a Democract from New Jersey, is a former assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Wieschaus, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1995. Pacala is the Frederick Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and co-director of Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative . They will be joined in the discussion by Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Erica Lee .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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