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11.942 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part II, Spring 2004

Books about Federal regulations and protection of the environment.
Books about Federal regulations and protection of the environment. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features lecture notes from guest lecturers and several student projects.

Course Description

This course makes up the second half of a year-long seminar on Joint Fact Finding in Science-Intensive Disputes. In 11.941, the first half of the seminar, students analyzed and discussed cases that involved or that should have involved Joint Fact Finding of various kinds. In this portion, students concentrate on gathering information to assist in resolving the Cape Wind project, the dispute concerning the placement of wind farms in waters adjacent to Nantucket. Students will lay the groundwork for a collaborative project that includes Federal and State agencies, academic institutions and non-profits.


Prof. Lawrence Susskind
Dr. Herman Karl

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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