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Naomi Oreskes "Why Trust Science"

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University College (UC)
Room: Conron Hall, 3101
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Join the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities for the annual Robert and Patricia Duncanson Lecture featuring Naomi Oreskes 

Thursday, November 14 at 5 PM Conron Hall

The event is free but registration is required.


The talk will begin at 5pm, with a Q&A to follow. At 6 PM guests are then invited to a reception and book signing following the talk. Naomi’s latest book Why Trust Science will be available for purchase.

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author of both scholarly and popular books and articles on the history of earth and environmental science, including The Rejection of Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, and in recent decades has been a leading voice on the issue of anthropogenic climate change. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” (Science 306: 1686) has been widely cited, both in the United States and abroad, including in the Royal Society’s publication, “A Guide to Facts and Fictions about Climate Change,” in the Academy-award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

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