“The Forum,” where science comes to socialize, is a biweekly audio podcast produced by a team of female scientists who specialize in contextualizing S&T advances for sci-curious novices and experts alike. Our episodes delve into the scientific background and regulatory environment surrounding topics at the intersection of science and society, often dealing with climate change, public health, food security, and more. Since its creation in November 2015, "The Forum" has attracted listeners in more than 100 countries and all 50 of the United States.
"The Forum" produces two podcast series: the Conference Series (Episodes 1-74), based on post-conference material from the Institute on Science for Global Policy, and the Hot Topics Series (Episodes 75+), based on current events that listeners might be reading about in today's newspapers. Since 2017, our outreach and education efforts also include convening virtual conferences on social media and producing resources to facilitate use of our podcasts in the classroom setting.
"The Forum" is hosted by the Institute on Science for Global Policy, or ISGP, a nonprofit think-tank tackling a diverse array of science policy topics. Since its establishment in 2007, the ISGP has pioneered a debate-caucus format of science policy conferences known for their ability to draw participants from all sectors: academia, industry, government, and the public. Conference outcomes are published and, since 2015, have been translated into ISGP's "The Forum" podcasts (Episodes 1-74).
Co-Host, Writer, Manager
New Jersey, United States
@BelleTucker11 (Twitter & Instagram)
Ms. Paris is a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and Energy and Climate Scholar at Princeton University, where her research involves the discovery and optimization of catalysts active in the electrochemical transformation of carbon dioxide to chemical feedstocks and fuels. She has also worked on projects related to Chinese financing of coal-fired power plants in water-insecure regions and the future of U.S. nuclear energy in the face of climate change.
Ms. Paris received her M.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (2017) and B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Ursinus College (2015).
Co-Host, Writer, Audio Producer
Utah, United States
Ms. Warner is a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy. She is also a M.A. Candidate in the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Utah, where her academic research focuses on the intersections of climate justice, community development, and urban food systems. She has worked on numerous environmental community development projects both in Florida and internationally, the latest involving the threatened mangrove communities throughout Indonesia.
Ms. Warner received B.S. degrees in Environmental Studies and Literature from Eckerd College (2015).
London, United Kingdom
Ms. Baeza is a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy. She is also a Project Officer and Researcher at LSE Consulting and a Contributing Researcher with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Her diverse portfolio includes projects spanning health economics and policy, behavioral science, urban planning, labor markets and employment, criminology, epidemic surveillance, and others. She has consulted for the United Nations, European Commission, EU Committee of the Regions, and the Government of India.
Ms. Baeza received her M.Sc. in International Development Management from London School of Economics (2017) and B.A. degrees in Global Affairs/International Relations and Political Science from Eckerd College (2015).
Guest Co-Host, Guest Writer
Pennsylvania, United States
Mrs. Innis is a former Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy. She is currently pursuing her M.D. at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she is also completing a Medical Humanities Scholarship project, directing the Medical Genetics Interest Group, and serving on multiple institutional task forces. She is a member of the AMA, AMWA, and Sigma Xi, among other professional organizations.
Mrs. Innis received her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College (2014).
Science Communication Fellow
Ms. Tamayo was a 2017 summer intern with "The Forum" and now serves as a Science Communication Fellow specializing in graphic design. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, where she is the Communications Coordinator for the student group Youth Biotech. As a researcher for a winning iGem team (2017), she has worked on engineering bacterial species capable of degrading plastics found in baby diapers. Ms. Tamayo attended the COP13 and COP-MOP8 meetings with the NGO PRRI.
Science Communication Fellow
Delaware, United States
Ms. Silver was a 2018 summer intern with "The Forum" and now serves as a Science Communication Fellow specializing in educator resource development and high school student engagement. She has served on multiple robotics teams in the northeastern U.S. and volunteers as an equipment and software teacher at her local makerspace. She is currently involved in a project focused on creating affordable, open-source prosthetics.
Ms. Silver plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.