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Julia A. Moore — Beyond Politics: Engaging Congress

Julia A. Moore

Principal, Carlton Strategies

After a vitriolic anti-science and anti-evidence national election, Republicans control The White House and Congress. What’s the impact on the roughly $140 billion federal research and development budget—a figure down in constant dollars from $160 billion in 2010? How does it change the way scientists and engineers reach out and communicate with lawmakers? With Northwestern receiving more than 70 percent of its research funding from federal sources, this talk will explore ways to engage government officials as well as those who influence them. Former National Science Foundation Legislative & Public Affairs Director Julia Moore has over 30 years’ experience in science communications and advocacy.

Julia Moore’s career is focused on strategic science and technology policy and communication issues. During 2009-2015, she served in several positions at The Pew Charitable Trusts—including Senior Officer, Emerging Issues, Government Performance, and Director, Research & Outreach, Pew Health Group. Prior to joining the Trusts, Moore worked as Deputy Director of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies—a joint initiative of Pew and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Moore is a past Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, former Vice President of Communications at World Wildlife Fund, and past Deputy Director of the Arms Control Association at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a former Dean & Virginia Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. For 10 years, Moore served in Washington, D.C. and overseas with the U.S. Department of State working on international arms control and security issues.

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