Policy & Society
Science and research have crucial roles to play in the policy process.
The world’s most complex challenges — disease, global security, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the protection of human rights — require well-informed and coordinated efforts by governments, public institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. Together with CIFAR fellows and policy leaders, we are informing global policy and inspiring scholarly inquiry.
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Knowledge Mobilization in action.
We are convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.
CIFAR’s Child & Brain Development program and international development leaders, front-line child psychologists, and humanitarian organizations are establishing new childhood development and intervention programs.
CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program and public health leaders are informing new public health programs, practices and policies.
CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program, industry, and experts in policy and law are addressing complex ethical issues in the implementation of AI.
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