Greg Conko Speaks: Does Science or Politics Prevail in Comparative-Effectiveness Review

Greg Conko Speaks: Does Science or Politics Prevail in Comparative-Effectiveness Review

Friday, September 24, 2010
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 
AEI Washington, DC
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The Bloody Crossroads of Science and Policy
Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Public policy debates are increasingly based on matters of science, from issues such as energy and climate change to health and food safety. Yet the results of these debates vary, with good legislative outcomes when the available scientific evidence is used objectively and bad policy choices when it is interpreted subjectively in pursuit of a preordained policy agenda. This "bloody crossroads" of science and policy will be the subject of an all-day discussion at AEI.
9:00 a.m.               
Registration and Breakfast
9:30                        
Introduction:            
KENNETH P. GREEN, AEI
9:35                        
Panel I: Problems with the United Nations’ model of climate science in the service of policy
Panelists:                 
MAUREEN CROPPER, Resources for the Future
ROBERT MENDELSOHN, Yale University
W. DAVID MONTGOMERY, Charles River Associates
Moderator:              
ROGER SEDJO, Resources for the Future
10:45                        
Panel II: Does science or politics prevail in comparative-effectiveness review?
Panelists:                 
GREGORY CONKO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
MARK HELFAND, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University
RICHARD MILLER, M.D., Stanford University 
Moderator:              
BENJAMIN ZYCHER, AEI
12:00 p.m.                        
Lunch
12:15                        
Panel III: Regulation of genetics
Panelists:                 
MISHA ANGRIST, Duke University 
PAUL KIM, Foley Hoag LLP
DIETRICH STEPHAN, Ignite Institute for Individualized Health
Moderator:              
JON ENTINE, AEI
1:15                        
Panel IV: Politics and science in the academy
Panelists:                 
JOHN E. CALFEE, AEI 
CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS, AEI
Moderator:              
KENNETH P. GREEN, AEI
2:15                        
Concluding Address:                  
KENNETH P. GREEN, AEI
2:30 p.m.
Adjournment