Seminar & Lecture Schedule: Fall 2008

Monday, October 13
4:00 pm–5:30 pm, 249 Harriman Hall
Peter-Paul Verbeek, University of Twente, The Netherlands
“Trusting Ethics to Technology:  On Persuasive Technology and Moral  Agency”

Monday, October 27
4:30 pm–6:00 pm, Humanities Institute
Martha Nussbaum, Harvard University
 “Compassion: Human and Animal”

Thursday, November 13–Friday November 14
Humanities Institute, Room 1006
School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences, Endeavor Hall, Room 120
 "Changing Climates, Changing Minds: Storms, Trust, and Public Perception" Conference

Thursday, November 13
9:45 am–10:30 am
Glenn Sandiford, University of Illinois
 “Community Trust and the Superconducting Super Collider: Discussion is a Two-Way Street”

11:00 am–11:45 am
Gary Sanders, Director, Thirty Meter Telescope Project
 “My Telescope Needs Your Mountain: Why Can’t I Use It?”

3:00 pm–3:45 pm  
Peter Adler, President, The Keystone Center
 “Building Trust Across the Science-Culture Divide”

4:20 pm–5:20 pm   
Carl Safina, Blue Ocean Institute
"Bringing Public Trust to the Science: Why Do Scientists Cling Stubbornly to Explaining Data Rather than Telling the Story?"

Friday, November 14
2:15 pm–3:15 pm  
Spencer Weart, American Institute of Physics
“Warm Weather and Heated Debate: A Short History of  Beliefs about Global Warming”

Monday, November 17
4:00 pm–5:30 pm, 249 Harriman Hall
Gry Ardal Christensen, University of Copenhagen, “Intersubjective Trust”