Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion around that topic
We’ll be joined by Associate Professor An Nguyen @anducnguyen on Tuesday 2 April from 7:30pm until 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) No need to register, make sure you get there early though as seats fill up fast!
The last one standing: Journalism for science democratisation in the post-truth era
The recent increase in scientific discoveries not only offers hope for human fears and longings but also confronts fundamental aspects of life and long-accepted social and moral values. Without proper mechanisms for citizens of democratic societies to be meaningfully informed and to voice concerns over scientific advancements, they may find themselves stripped of the right to shape the science that shapes their lives. Ironically, the pace of science is too fast for citizens to follow, let alone have a voice. This talk first explores why science democratisation is the only way to tackle the growing science-society gap, which has been a catalyst for anti-intellectual and anti-science populist politics around the world. It will then examine why decades of ardent efforts by science institutions to close this gap have failed. Finally it will demonstrate why and how science journalism, despite its many faults, may be the last candidate to fulfil this task @CsJCC_BU
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