Now more than ever, it is crucial that science become a tool to unite the world, rather than divide it. In response to the events surrounding the Paris Climate Agreement, and the increased politicization of science, The World Science Festival invites an impassioned audience to attend Science in a Polarized World: A Global Town Hall Meeting.
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.
SCIENCE IN A POLARIZED WORLD: A Global Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:00PM
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
MODERATOR John Donvan
PARTICIPANTS France Córdova, Brian Greene, Dan Kahan, Paul Nurse