"Does the public believe in science?"
HSCI Public Forum
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Is the relationship between science and the public on a solid footing, or is it in crisis? Recent studies suggest that despite the positive role that research plays in society, certain areas of science are experiencing an erosion of public confidence. This panel will explore the state of the relationship between science and the public in three hot button areas: stem cell research, vaccination, and climate change. The goal is to understand better how today's public obtains and analyzes scientific information and how a clearer understanding of that process could lead to more effective public engagement by scientists.
Welcome and introduction:
Brock Reeve, Executive Director, HSCI
M. William Lensch, Faculty Director of Education, HSCI
Science Writer, USA Today
Co-Director, MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing
Author, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy
Daniel P. Schrag
Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and
Professor of Environmental Science and Enginnering, Harvard University
David T. Scadden
Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine
Co-Chair, HSCRB, Harvard University