Modern science across disciplines is increasingly faced with often controversial public debates surrounding its societal applications. Genetically modified organisms, AI, and human genome editing are just a few recent examples. How do we all form policy stances about emerging technologies we know little about? Why are we as a society sometimes so divided in our interpretations of scientific facts and phenomena? What role do media, especially in online environments, play in this process? And what pathways, if any, are there toward better policy discourse around emerging science?
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The talk will be at the Coffman Union on the 3rd floor in the Mississippi Room. Light rail to East Bank is best way to get there. Otherwise parking is about $13.00 at nearest ramp (off River Road).
Dietram A. Scheufele, PhD
Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Morgridge Institute for Research
Emily K. Vraga, PhD
Don and Carole Larson Professorship in Health Communication
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Minnesota