Science, Values and The Public

Spring Colloquium I February 9-10, 2018 I University of Michigan Philosophy




Conference Location: Angell Hall 3222

*Please click on title for abstract.


2:00-2:30 Coffee and Opening Remarks

2:30-4:30 Heather Douglas 

Scientific Experts and the Public: How to build trust in a complex world

Commentator: Eduardo Martinez

Chair: Elise Woodward

4:30-5:00 Coffee                           

5:00-7:00 Dan M. Kahan                   

Science comprehension without curiosity is no virtue, and curiosity without comprehension no vice. 

Commentator: Mercedes Corredor

Chair: Filipa Melo Lopes

7:15-9:15 Dinner at Sava's 


9:30-10:00 Breakfast and Coffee        

10:00-12:00 Elisabeth Lloyd             

Climate Change Attribution: When Is It Appropriate to Accept New Methods?

Commentator: Caroline Perry

Chair: Eduardo Martinez

12:00-1:30 Lunch                   

1:30-3:30 Quayshawn Spencer                   

A Race Theory for Medical Genetics

Commentator: Sumeet Patwardhan

Chair: Mercedes Corredor

6:00-8:00 Dinner at Hathaway's Hideaway*

*Open to all Colloquium attendees