SciComm Lunch & Learn - Science Engagement With (and Within) Faith Communities: The AAAS DoSER Program

20oct12:00 pm1:00 pmSciComm Lunch & Learn - Science Engagement With (and Within) Faith Communities: The AAAS DoSER Program


(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

As we navigate a global pandemic, confront the realities of climate change, attempt to reckon with systemic racism and oppression, and face myriad other scientific and societal challenges, constructive and impactful engagement between scientific and religious/faith-based communities is more important than ever. The Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER), a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has been working to foster constructive relationships and collaborative activities in this domain since 1995. In our October “SciComm Lunch-and-Learn”, Dr. Rob O’Malley will provide a background for and overview of recent DoSER activities, share some key insights and suggested best practices for scientists and science communicators, and facilitate discussion with attendees around their own experiences, ideas, and questions related to science engagement with and within faith communities.

You can learn more about DoSER here and explore the program’s free resource page.

Dr. Rob O’Malley, Ph.D., is a Project Director for the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion. He earned a B.A. in anthropology and zoology at Miami University of Ohio, an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. in integrative and evolutionary biology at the University of Southern California. In addition to conducting research on primate behavioral ecology, Rob has taught biological anthropology at colleges and universities across the U.S. and has participated in public engagement with science through programs of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park and National Museum of Natural History, the Skype-A-Scientist program, and other initiatives.

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