Overarching Agenda No. 1
How to improve and promote science- and evidence based policy is a central and cross cutting issue for all ISSP focus groups.
ISSP seeks to develop better ways for scientific knowledge to become usable and operational both for policymakers and the general public.
Further, ISSP supports and promotes education at all levels, including conversations between experts and stakeholder, both in the natural sciences and the humanities, and in particular as it pertains to how technology and society interact.
Here, Carl Sagan communicates the ISSP perspective in a clear and beautiful manner in his last interview with Charlie Rose: