Upcoming events in CUSPE Events
Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) is a student-run society founded in 2012 by PhD students and post docs at the University of Cambridge. The society will build on the success of the CONNECTIONS lecture series, which brings prominent speakers to the University to discuss current topics in the research world which intersect with key policy issues.
This event will question how the social sciences (apart from economics) could play a more substantive role in government decision making. It will address questions such as: Why is economics dominant? What is the impact of having a single social science dominating thought in government? What do other social sciences have to offer?
Recent events in CUSPE Events
Digital connectivity is increasingly important for economic activities and tackling the challenges of urbanisation. But what role should national and urban policy occupy in fostering greater connectivity?
As Government spending becomes increasingly restricted the science budget is stretched to its capacity. In these difficult economic times how should we spend our limited resources?
The Role of Evidence in Policy: “Policy-based evidence vs Evidence-based policy” A talk exploring the complex, and sometimes controversial, relationship between science and policy.
Professor Sir John Bell, Harriet Fear and Chris Green will discuss the following questions: Which lessons can we learn from the Cambridge Life Science Cluster, has there always been a strong strategy in place? Which role should government, industry and academia play to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and academic excellence in order to maintain a world-leading Life Science Industry?
Lord Martin Rees, previous Master of Trinity College, Thomas Arthur Reiter, a retired European astronaut and Iya Whiteley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Space Medicine, shall discuss the relevance of "Space Exploration in Times of Crisis". Please not that this event is now fully booked.