Fiddy Abraham has been working in a small task group to mount an event on the 5th June for policy makers, jointly sponsored by the Policy Services Unit of the Cabinet Office, the Operations Research Society and Centre for Science and Policy.
The event will highlight the role of operations research – especially problem structuring and decision shaping processes for policy professionals. This event has been prompted by the Legacy OR project led by John Friend, former Tavistock Institute staff member in the Institute of Operations Research, which was highly influential in policy circles during the 1960s and 1970s and continues to inform public engagement activities at the Tavistock Institute to the present.
The event will be co-chaired by Peter Watkins (MOD Head of Policy) and Tony O’Connor, Head of the Government OR Service, with a keynote address by Sir Richard Mottram at the Royal Society mainly for policy makers from Whitehall and devolved bodies to support their engagement with broader stakeholder groups in policy development.
Fiddy is joining the first Committee for a planned Operations Research Society Special Interest Group on Extending the Impacts of OR in Public Policy, which convenes its first meeting on 26th June at LSE’s Rosebery Hall.
For further details please contact Fiddy Abraham.