Nonsense on Stilts about Science: Field Adventures of A Scientist-Philosopher
|Date/Time:||Friday, 01 Jun 2012 at 5:10 pm|
|Location:||101 Carver Hall|
|Categories:||Lectures, Training, development|
Between Scientists & Citizens: Assessing Expertise in Policy Controversies
June 1-2, 2012
We are increasingly dependent on advice from experts in making decisions in our personal, professional, and civic lives. But as our dependence on experts has grown, new media have broken down the institutional barriers between the technical, personal and civic realms, and we are inundated with purported science from all sides. Many share a sense that science has lost its "rightful place" in our deliberations. This conference gathers scholars from the humanities and social sciences to deepen our understanding of effective and appropriate science communication in policy controversies.