Prof Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, has written a revealing article on the Guardian’s ‘Political Science’ blog about her three years in the post. The article reveals her successes, as well as some of the difficulties and suspicions she faced in a new post within the large and complex Commission. The CSA post has not been renewed by the new President, although the motivations for this are unclear.
Back in 2013, Prof Glover gave a public lecture as part of our symposium on scientific advice, expertise and politics.
You can watch a video of her lecture “What is the right balance between respecting evidence and living in the real world?” below:
If you can’t see the embedded video, here’s the YouTube link.