Cosponsored by RITM and Film & Media Studies
Featuring Radiolab’s Molly Webster, This Week in Virology’s Kathy Spindler, Nautilus’ Michael Segal, and FiveThirtyEight’s Maggie Koerth-Baker
Lunch will be provided.
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Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy
David Hafler, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology
Carl Zimmer, Science writer, author of New York Times’ Column “Matter”
Alison Snyder, Science Editor, Axios
In the era of “post truth” and fake news, what are the implications for science? When is a fact a fact? What is the relationship between truth and the pursuit of scientific knowledge? How can breakthroughs in science be communicated to a public that polls suggest has grown more leery of expertise? Two days before the March for Science, these and other related to science communication will be explored in an unusual forum featuring interviews with three of Yale’s great professors: Dan Kahan, Meg Urry, and David Hafler. Their experiences underscore the difficulties facing scientists in a mistrustful and partisan age.
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Kyle Gibson is an award-winning journalist, writer, producer, and Emmy award winner. She was also a longtime producer for ABC News, where she covered stories from around the world during the final decade of the Cold War.
Panel Discussion with Nancy Youssef, Professor Zareena Grewal and Dr. Hani Mowafi
Co-sponsored by the MacMillan Center, the Council on Middle East Studies, the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses, and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration.
7:45 pm: Panel Discussion including Aaron Woolf, Derek Hallquist and Christine David Hallquist
Denial: Every day our changing climate pushes us closer to an environmental catastrophe, but for most the problem is easy to ignore. David Hallquist, a Vermont utility executive, has made it his mission to take on one of the largest contributors of this global crisis-our electric grid. But, when his son Derek tries to tell his father’s story, the film is soon derailed by a staggering family secret, one that forces Derek and David to turn their attention toward a much more personal struggle, one that can no longer be ignored.