S&S Dinner Dialogues, with Jory Weintraub
Just as quickly as scientists in the 50s started to uncover links between cigarettes and human disease, tobacco companies started to produce their own version of “science” to counter medical evidence. Their methods for doing this were so successful that corporations, lobbyists and interest groups have continued to employ this play-book to spin science in ways that advance their agenda, right up through today. Let’s explore and discuss how the strategies developed in the 50s continue to be applied in “controversial” areas of current science, such as climate change, vaccines, and even evolution.
Join Professor Weintraub for dinner and discussion on Monday, November 18th at 7:30 pm. This event is free to attend, and transportation is available if needed.
Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding the meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.
Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.