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At a Glance: Schedule of Events

Due to the public health measures the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), this event will be held virtually via Zoom. Details coming later.

Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society

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Friday, April 17

9 to 10 a.m.: Morning Keynote with Heather Douglas, Michigan State University: "Science and Social Justice"

10:20 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.: Morning Panel

  • Jack Justus, Florida State University, “The Algorithmic Turn in Conservation Biology: On Characterizing Progress in Ethically-Driven Sciences”
  • Conrad Heilmann, Marta Szymanowska, and Melissa Vergara-Fernández, Erasmus University Rotterdam, “Sustainability in Finance: Narrow and Broad”

12:40 to 2 p.m.: Author Matt Brown, University of Texas at Dallas, meets critics on “Science and Moral Imagination.” Critics: Joyce Havstad, Oakland University; Nancy McHugh, Wittenberg University, Sarah Wieten, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

2:20 to 3:40 p.m.: Afternoon Panel

  • Julia Bursten, University of Kentucky and Catherine Kendig, Michigan State University, “The Role of Agricultural Extension in the Construction and Communication of Scientific Knowledge”
  • Evelyn Brister, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Whose Values Inform Public Judgment on Conservation Biotech?”

4 to 5 p.m.: Afternoon Keynote with Hugh Lacey, Swarthmore College: "Agroecology: Science, Agricultural Practice, and the Values of Social Justice, Democratic Participation, and Environmental Sustainability"

Friday, April 24

9 to 10 a.m.: Morning Keynote with Wendy Parker, Durham University: "Values in Climate Science: Risk, Storylines and Credibility"

10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.: Morning Panel

  • Justin Donhauser, Bowling Green State University, “Is Value-Driven Climate Science for Policy Ethical?
  • Melissa Jacquart and Angela Potochnik, University of Cincinnati, “Divergence of Values and Goals in Participatory Research”
  • Greg Lusk, Michigan State University, “Too Legit to Quit: A Deliberative Account of Values in Science”

1:20 to 4:10 p.m.: Afternoon Panel

  • Kristen Intemann, Montana State University, “Making Value Judgements in a Pluralistic Society from a Social Justice Standpoint”
  • Drew Schroeder, Claremont McKenna College, “Bringing Different Voices in Science: Comparing Arguments from Feminist Philosophy and the Citizen Science Movement”
  • Karen Kovaka, Virginia Tech, “How Not to Evaluate Community Science”
  • Dan Hicks, University of California Merced, “When Virtues are Vices: The Weaponization of Scientific Norms”

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Afternoon Keynote with Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University: "Getting Clear about Transparency in Science"


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