Distinguished Honors Alumni Speaker: Dr. Seth Jonas '01

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Date: April 11
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: BHC 130
How science can inform national and international policy

Dr. Seth Jonas '01 is a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). STPI is a congressionally chartered, federally funded research and development center that supports the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other executive agencies. Dr. Jonas has experience in policy analysis and program evaluation. Select areas of study include space weather, hazard preparedness, infrastructure security and resilience, national security, and emergency preparedness communications. He was a 2017 US-UK Fulbright Scholar serving as a visiting researcher at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Acting Deputy Head of Resilience at the UK Government Office for Science.

Dr. Jonas has held fellowships at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and with the JASON scientific advisory group for US national security. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University, and two BS degrees from the University of Central Florida in physics and liberal science studies (math and chemistry).

Join Dr. Jonas for a discussion on how science can inform national and international policy.


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