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Ira Flatow and panel will discuss the roots of science denialism, and meaningful methods for overcoming it.

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Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

Rutgers Global Health Institute

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Climate change and vaccines can be as polarizing as healthcare and taxes. How these and other topics remain the subject of public debate is largely the result of science denial. Scientific facts, established after rigorous testing and peer-review, are not always accepted, and the results can be devastating for science, public health, global conservation, and beyond.

Science denialism is not a new phenomenon — attempts to establish uncertainty about science arose in the discussions surrounding the health effects of tobacco and the viral cause of HIV/AIDS. But the most effective ways to both counter and prevent it remain a challenge, especially in a world where facts do not always have a foothold, and social media provides a new express lane for misinformation to spread.

In this evening discussion, host of Science Friday Ira Flatow will join our panel of experts to discuss the social, cultural, behavioral, and economic roots of science denialism, and to ask how we make the best case for science.

Panelists Allan Brandt, Dominique Brossard, Kelly Brownell, and Kelly Greenhill will call upon their respective expertise in history, communications, policy, and political science, as we endeavor to better understand science denial, and provide a transparent dialogue for enacting meaningful responses to denialism today.

*Reception to follow

Livestream

This event will also be available via Livestream.

Registration

Member
$8
Nonmember
$16
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
$10
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
$8

Moderator

Ira Flatow, Science Friday
Ira Flatow, Science Friday

Panelists

Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Duke University
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Duke University
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University

Organizers

Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc, The New York Academy of Sciences
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc, The New York Academy of Sciences
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Arthur Caplan, PhD, NYU School of Medicine
Arthur Caplan, PhD, NYU School of Medicine
Kari Fischer, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Kari Fischer, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University
Richard G. Marlink, MD, Rutgers Global Health Institute
Richard G. Marlink, MD, Rutgers Global Health Institute
David Scheer, MS, Scheer & Company, Inc.
David Scheer, MS, Scheer & Company, Inc.

Thursday

June 28, 2018

7:00 PM

Welcome Remarks

Speakers

Richard G. Marlink, MD
Rutgers Global Health Institute
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
The New York Academy of Sciences
7:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Moderator: Ira Flatow
Science Friday
Allan M. Brandt, PhD
Harvard University
Dominique Brossard, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Morgridge Institute for Research
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
Duke University
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD
Tufts University; Harvard University
8:15 PM

Audience Q&A

8:30 PM

Networking Reception

9:15 PM

Evening Concludes

To view full attendee list, you must first register for the event, then log in to the Academy website. This list is provided for the personal, noncommercial and informational use only of event attendees, in a manner that is consistent with the New York Academy of Sciences’ mission, goals and activities.
  • Adelphi University

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • BAM Consulting LLC

  • BASF Corporation*

  • Big Picture Science

  • Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bronx Community College

  • Center For Aquatic Animal Research and Management

  • Colgate-Palmolive

  • Columbia University

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • CUNY-City College

  • Department of Health

  • Dorsten Radiology, P.C.

  • Duke University

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

  • Guttmacher Institute

  • Harvard University

  • HNTB

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • LexisNexis

  • Meharry Medical College

  • MEMOTEXT

  • Merck Research Laboratories

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • NJ Spotlight

  • NoHo Tours

  • NPR - National Public Radio

  • NYC Dept of Health

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

  • NYU Langone Health

  • NYU Langone Medical Center

  • Pfizer Inc.

  • Pleasant Hill Consultants, Inc

  • PNAS

  • Reporter, WNYC / Radiolab

  • Rutgers Global Health Institute

  • Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Rutgers University

  • Sanofi

  • Scheer & Co.

  • Scientific American

  • Serendipity Foundation

  • St. Johns University, NY

  • The City College of New York, CUNY* CCNY

  • The City University of New York (CUNY)

  • The Columbia University School of Medicine

  • The Corkery Group

  • The CUNY Graduate Center

  • The Hastings Center

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • The New York Academy of Sciences

  • The New York Academy of Sciences NYAS

  • The Rockefeller University

  • Thomson Reuters

  • Tufts University; Harvard University

  • Umbrex

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

  • Vassar College

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Westchester Community College-SUNY

  • Wiley Publishing Inc.

  • WNYC