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 be available via Livestream.

Registration

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

Moderator

Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Ira Flatow, Science Friday

Panelists

Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Duke University
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University

Organizers

Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Harvard University
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc, The New York Academy of Sciences
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Dominique Brossard, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Arthur Caplan, PhD, NYU School of Medicine
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Kari Fischer, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Kelly M. Greenhill, PhD, Tufts University; Harvard University
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
Richard G. Marlink, MD, Rutgers Global Health Institute
Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health
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