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Cancelled: Giant Power: Energy, Technology, and the Long History of Post-Truth America - Naomi Oreskes


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When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free; public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The May 2 event with Naomi Oreskes has been cancelled.

Please check out our upcoming TRUTH Dialogue on May 7 with Paul N. Edwards: Truth Under Siege—Making Climate Knowledge in an Age of Transparency, Skepticism, and Science Denial


Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard. Professor Oreskes’s research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and received the 2011 Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society.

Co-presented by the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the Science in Human Culture Program, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

The 2017-18 TRUTH Dialogues are a year-long conversation about knowledge crises and politics from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

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