Upcoming Webinars in Science Policy

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Past Webinars in Science Policy

An Overview of Anti-Lobbying Regulations for Federally-Funded Scientists

Thursday, 1 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Policy Influencers: 3 People to Watch

Thursday, 25 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Join us to learn to learn more about key science policy figures in Congress and the Administration. We'll profile:
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee;
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee; and
  • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, nominee for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Learn more about their policy positions, backgrounds, and how they will shape science policy in 2019.

An Overview of Anti-Lobbying Regulations for Federally-Employed Scientists

Thursday, 4 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Scientists in the United States are increasingly participating in various forms of activism and political engagement, especially around issues affecting science. Scientists – even those who work for federal agencies – are entitled to engage in this kind of advocacy. However, they need to be aware of the restrictions placed on these activities by anti-lobbying laws, which are designed to prevent misuse of federal funds by limiting how federal employees can influence Congress or government officials on specific issues. In this webinar, attorneys from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will discuss what falls under the definition of “lobbying” and how federally-employed scientists can be politically active without violating anti-lobbying laws; we’ll also provide examples of restricted and permissible activities.

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Connecting Science and Policy

Thursday, 6 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

The webinar will explore both science and policy relating to the food-energy-water nexus. It will discuss the connections and trade-offs between the different elements, how science is contributing to our understanding, and Congressional policies aiming for a more sustainable and secure future.

Science Funding: The Saga Continues

Thursday, 5 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Virginia Ainslie & AGU Public Affairs Staff

This has been a complex year for the federal spending process and President Trump’s recent budget plan may seem dire for the sciences. Join the Public Affairs team as they wade through the current federal spending landscape, what to expect in the coming months, and how it affects science. We will also highlight key moments to effectively engage and advocate on behalf of science. Get the scoop and an opportunity to ask all your budget and appropriation questions.

5 Policy Things to Watch in 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Join us for our first science policy webinar of 2018.This webinar will give you the rundown of the current policy landscape, including: what to expect for federal funding, how the 2018 election will impact this year’s legislative agenda, and what bills are on the horizon.  

Alternative Ways To Engage Your Legislator

Thursday, 26 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The Public Affairs Team

Learn ways to make your voice heard to policymakers including the which platforms are most influential, when to share your message, and how to deliver it effectively.

Understanding Congressional Committees to Your Advantage

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The Public Affairs Team

Learn all you need to know about congressional committees, how they influence the legislative process, and give you the inside scoop to help you engage with policymakers effectively.

District Days Are Here Again: Meeting Your Legislator In Your Community

Thursday, 13 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

AGU Public Affairs Team

The Public Affairs team will go through all the tips and tools you need to know to have an effective meeting with your member of Congress when their in your home district, including scheduling meetings and crafting your message.

What's New: Science Policy Update

Thursday, 25 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Get an update on science policy this Congress.  

Marching for Science...and Beyond!

Thursday, 13 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET

AGU Sharing Science Team

Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend a March for Science, our webinar will provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you show your support for strong science in your community and around the world!

The Federal Spending Process and What It Means for Science

Thursday, 9 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The federal funding process is critical for both science funding and America’s scientific enterprise. In fact, science funding is arguably the most important issue about which scientists should engage with the policy process. It can also be complicated and filled with jargon. Join us as we de-mystify the federal spending process – also known as the budget and appropriations process – and talk about the best ways for scientists to engage.

What's Your Science Message?

Thursday, 2 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET

AGU Sharing Science Team

Learn how to vividly communicate the purpose and importance of your research in this AGU Sharing Science webinar.