Past Events

Documentary Filmmaker
April 23, 2017
“Screening of Tlaxcala Dreams”

Cosponsored by RITM and Film & Media Studies

April 21, 2017

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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A Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Symposium
April 20, 2017

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

Moderated by:

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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Emmy Award-Winner and ABC News Producer
April 18, 2017
A conversation with Kyle Gibson on her decades covering the world, including her acclaimed reporting live from the massacre in Tiananmen Square, and the story of how Kyle and her cameraman secretly filmed the historic confrontation between the citizen and
Founder, Zone9
April 15, 2017
“Social Justice in Africa”

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Columnist, The Guardian; Contributor, This American Life
April 13, 2017
“Being a Funny Woman: Comedy in the Age of Trump.”
Retired Admiral for the US Navy and Spokesperson for the US Department of State
April 13, 2017
A conversation with John Kirby and Kyle Gibson, award-winning journalist and Founding Executive Producer and Managing Editor of the Women in the World Summit

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.

National Security Correspondent, BuzzFeed News
April 10, 2017
“Covering Civilian Casualties of War - the case of Iraq and Syria”

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.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker
April 7, 2017
Environmental Film Festival at Yale: Screening of "Denial”

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.

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Energy and Environment Correspondent, The New York Times Washington Bureau
April 6, 2017
"Energy and Environmental Policy in the Trump Administration.”