Science in a Polarized World: A Global Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — 8:00 to 9:30pm

Our age is marked by the proliferation of information, and yet we can't agree. Science is supposed to be neutral, and yet it has generated some of the deepest societal divides. Why? Our response to scientific information depends on psychology, emotion, peer pressure, politics and cultural influences. How can we navigate these differences and implement smart policy in a contentious society? Join a vibrant and important discussion examining the interface between the scientific process and the sometimes unscientific public, as we hurtle headlong into an uncertain future.

Featuring

  • NSF Director France Cordova
  • Nobel Laureate Paul Nurse
  • WSF co-founder Brian Greene

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