SRA-Europe 2015 Conference Slated for June 15-17 on Theme of “Science, Policy and Society”

The 24th conference of the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The deadline for submission of abstracts and symposia is January 20, 2015.

Participants are invited to reflect on critical directions in risk science as well as the challenges and promises of developing science-informed policy. Optional full papers will be due on June 1, 2015. Confirmed keynote speakers at the event will include:

Prof. Claude Fischler, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris

Ms. Sharon Gesthuizen, MP, Dutch House of Representatives, the Netherlands

Ms. Julie Girling, MEP, Chair of the Risk Group at the European Parliament

Prof Ellen Peters, Ohio State University, United States

Prof. Sybe Schaap, Member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament

Dr. Bernhard Url, Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority

The plenary sessions will be moderated by Prof. dir. Ir. Wiebe Bijker, Professor of Technology and Society at Maastricht University and leader of the Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society studies program, and Prof. Ragnar Lofstedt , Director of the King’s Centre for Risk Management, King’s College London.

Be sure to check the conference site here for late-breaking news, including registration information and additional deadlines!

Submitted by conference organizer Frederic Bouder, Maastricht University.