A livestream is available for “Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health,” a special event co-presented by Rutgers Global Health Institute and the New York Academy of Sciences on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.
From climate change denial, to vaccine fears, to the rejection of the viral cause of HIV/AIDS, science denialism has devastating implications for global health. The event, which will be moderated by Science Friday host Ira Flatow, features a panel of experts discussing the social, cultural, behavioral, and economic roots of science denialism and how we can make the best case for science.
Richard Marlink, director of the Rutgers institute and a global HIV/AIDS expert, will speak about advocating for science when it comes to global health. The four panelists—Allan Brandt, Dominique Brossard, Kelly Brownell, and Kelly Greenhill—are scholars from Duke, Harvard, and University of Wisconsin. They will call upon their respective expertise in history, communications, policy, and political science to provide a transparent dialogue for understanding and responding to denialism today.