Special Invitation: Group Discussion with Michael Specter

The Office of Public Science invites you to join us for a

Group Discussion with Michael Specter

Michael Specter

Thurs., February 22 from 3-4pm
Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall

A prelude to Specter’s lecture later that evening, the discussion will also include members of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster and the graduate student science communication group; our intent is to stimulate insightful and interdisciplinary conversations.

As a journalist at The New Yorker since 1998, Specter has covered wide-ranging issues impacting science and society. He often focuses on human health applications such as gene editing and vaccines, and commonly writes about the impact of public opinions on science – including in his most recent book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives.

Please RSVP for the group discussion. Space is limited, so please register quickly.

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February 22, 2018
  • GES Discussion Section [2321 Gardner Hall]

    February 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Gardner Hall, 100 Pilsbury Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    GES Colloquium Information: https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/colloquiums/  

    Contact Jason Delborne with questions at jadelbor@ncsu.edu

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  • Group Discussion with Michael Specter (link to RSVP)

    February 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC

    The Office of Public Science invites you to join us for a group discussion with Michael Specter on February 22 from 3-4pm in the Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall.

    A prelude to Specter’s lecture later that evening, the discussion will also include members of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster and the graduate student science communication group; our intent is to stimulate insightful and interdisciplinary conversations.

    As a journalist at the New Yorker since 1998, Specter has covered wide-ranging issues impacting science and society. He often focuses on human health applications such as gene editing and vaccines, and commonly writes about the impact of public opinions on science - including in his most recent book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives.

    Please RSVP for the group discussion here. Space is limited, so please register quickly.  

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  • Crossroads Series: Michael Specter

    February 22, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Register now for the next event in the college’s Crossroads Series. In his talk, “The Cost of Living in a World of Lies,” The New Yorker‘s Michael Specter will discuss opposition in the United States to the idea that data drives progress, demonstrated in public debates over vaccines, GMOs and climate change. Among the questions he will pose: Can science flourish if facts are treated no differently than lies? Is an era of stunning technical achievement dissolving into a new Dark Age?
    Specter is an award-winning journalist and author who has worked for The New Yorker since 1998. He frequently focuses on topics related to science, technology and public health, including disease in the developing world, agricultural biotechnology, avian influenza, synthetic biology and the world’s diminishing freshwater resources. His most recent book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives, was publishe (View Full Event Description Here: https://sciences.ncsu.edu/event/crossroads-series-michael-specter/)

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February 23, 2018
  • Editing our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome

    February 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Museum of Life and Science, 433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704, USA


    FREE, but pre-registration 
    is requested

    Join us in a forum-style event based around human genome editing. Funded by a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Building with Biology Project, the panel will include local scientists, researchers, students and experts in the field - including GES Postdoc Adam Kokotovich - who will add their expertise, voices, and perspectives.

    As gene editing techniques become more refined, the possibility of editing the human genome is moving from science fiction to reality. What should we do with this power? Many in the scientific community are calling for strict regulations on the use of this technology, while others are excited about the possibilities.

    We hope to give our community a place to discuss in-depth issues, cutting-edge technology, scientific discoveries and how we interact with the changes around us. Light refreshments will be provided.

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February 26, 2018
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February 28, 2018
  • Research Leadership Academy Lunch & Learn

    February 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Talley Student Union, Room 3210

    The Research Leadership Academy invites you to a Lunch and Learn seminar. Register »

    Jason Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society (Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources / Genetic Engineering and Society Center), will facilitate a conversation about engaging with policymakers, stakeholders, and broader publics. Drawing on a framework that clarifies options for scientists to interface with decision making (Pielke, 2007 The Honest Broker), scholarship on public engagement with science and technology, and his own experience and research, Delborne will encourage faculty to test their assumptions, imagine new modes of engaged scholarship, and share stories of success and failure.

    Bring your lunch and come learn about opportunities for faculty engagement with stakeholders, policymakers and the public at NC State. Drinks and dessert will be provided. If you have questions please contact Laura Kroeger (lakroege@ncsu.edu).

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March 14, 2018
  • Workshop: Engaged Scholarship for Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields

    March 14, 2018 | 1:00 pm - March 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
    James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

    During this 1 1/2 day workshop, we will share our methods, outcomes, and experiences from the GES Center's CCE-STEM study. It will include keynote presentations, panels made up of students, poster presenters, and local experts, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible for first-come-first-serve seating.
    https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/cce-workshop-2018/

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Upcoming Special Events

Register | Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome

Friday, February 23, 6 – 8 PM

REGISTER | Lunch & Learn Seminar Stakeholders, Policymakers and the Public: Opportunities for Faculty Engagement

Register | Lunch & Learn Seminar Stakeholders, Policymakers and the Public: Opportunities for Faculty Engagement

Thursday, February 28, 12 – 1 PM

Register for Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Workshop

Register | Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Workshop

March 14-15, 2018, Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library, Centennial Campus

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Past Special Events

Larisa Rudenko, 1/30, Hunt Library

GES Lecture Series: Dr. Larisa Rudenko (past)

Tales from the Biotech Trenches

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Sarah Evanega - Hunger & Hypocrisy: A Climate for GMO Change

GES Lecture Series: Sarah Evanega (past)

Hunger & Hypocrisy: A Climate for GMO Change

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Steven Druker - How Health Risks of GMOs Systematically Misrepresented

GES Lecture Series: Steven Druker (past)

How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Systematically Misrepresented: An Assessment from the Perspectives of Both Biological Science and Computer Science”

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AGES: The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

AGES: The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers (past)


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