Science and Policy Podcast

Hosted by Rob Doubleday

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CSaP's Science and Policy podcast invites academic and policy experts to share their insights into some of the major challenges society faces today.

Our first series - Science, Policy and Pandemics - was produced in partnership with Cambridge Infectious Diseases and the Cambridge Immunology Network.

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Our second series - The Science, Policy, & Politics of a Green Recovery - was produced in partnership with Cambridge Zero.

In this series, we explore the science and policy elements of getting a green recovery with topics ranging from civic action and climate protests, to the big geopolitical, infrastructure, and economic challenges our society faces as we seek to build back better, promote wellbeing, and protect our environment.

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Our third podcast series - Science, Policy, and Genetic Technologies - explored the policy and governance questions being raised by new genetic technologies.

Throughout the series, we explored the science and policy questions, opportunities and challenges posed by advances in genetic technologies. Dr Rob Doubleday interviewed guests from areas including crop sciences, policy, agriculture, bioethics, geography, and the history of science.

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Our fourth podcast series - Science & Policy for Deep Oceans, Space, and Antarctica - explored some of the opportunities and challenges facing scientists and policymakers working on issues related to Antarctica, the ocean depths, and near space.

Recent advances in technologies have allowed humanity to explore and interact with these areas like never before. Over the course of six episodes, we explored topics ranging from resource exploitation and technology for extreme environments, to geopolitics and conservation.

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Our fifth podcast series - Science advice & Government - focused on how science advice, data and evidence are used by decision makers in government. The series was produced in partnership with the research project Expertise Under Pressure, Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, University of Cambridge.

The series was a space where academics and policy experts reflected on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, past outbreaks including Ebola and BSE, and how science advice should be used by decision makers to best prepare for extreme risks and unforeseen crises in today's unpredictable world.

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Our sixth podcast series - Science, Policy and Climate Resilience - is focusing on the race to resilience global climate campaign and how to accelerate climate priorities after COP26.
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