From his earliest days, Dr. Rush Holt has been interested in “how the world works (that’s science) and how people get along (that’s politics).” There are few who want to do both. Rush is one of the rare scientists who has served in Congress and has integrated ‘science and society’ into everything he’s done. Hear about what it was like to be a scientist in Congress and how scientists should be communicating. Rush is currently the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & was the U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 12th congressional district from 1999 to 2015.
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Links for this episode
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Rush Holt’s profile at AAAS
- Rush urges leaders to use science in policymaking