The Mission of PSPDG is to educate the Penn community on the relationship between science and society. We explore the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that arise from scientific and technical progress and we advocate for science-informed policymaking, communication of science to the public, and the continued support of research.


PSPDG formed in 2017 as both the Penn Science Policy Group (PSPG)  and the Penn Science Diplomacy Group (PSDG) merged to form one group. PSPG was founded in 2013 by a group of dedicated graduate students and post-docs, led by Michael Allegrezza, and PSDG was founded in 2015 by a group of students, led by Enrique Lin Shiao.

PSPDG holds regular meetings and hosts speakers to discuss issues and careers in science policy and diplomacy. Our group consists of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows primarily with biomedical research and engineering backgrounds but we are open to the entire graduate and post-graduate community at Penn and Philadelphia.

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Email penn.science.policy@gmail.com  or check us out on Facebook

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