Researcher Discusses Policy’s Role in Science and Technology

By Kevin Karami |

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Senior Advisor of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Dr. Jun Bando discusses the importance of incorporating science and technology into public policy.

“As with all major change, taking full advantage of these tools is going to require vision, strong leadership, and institutional cultures that really embrace innovation and collaboration,” said Bando, an expert in strategic policy planning. ​​“Science really needs to work to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable culture within the field.”

The episode with Bando also covers other relevant topics including the challenges of translating research into policy, racial justice issues, and impact COVID-19 has had. Listen to the episode here.


Launched in 2020, the UCR School of Public Policy podcast series explores current public policy issues with guests from throughout the policy world. Episodes are accessible via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. More information is also available through the UCR School of Public Policy podcast page.

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