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"Can Scientists be Activists?" Keynote Lecture by James Hansen for Ecotopian Toolkit Conference

  • Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

James Hansen (Director, Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Earth Institute, Columbia University; former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies) delivers the second keynote lecture, "Can Scientists be Activists?" for the Ecotopian Toolkit for Anthropocene Challenges conference. 

This lecture draws attention to the ways that scientific research does or does not translate into ethical or political imperatives, drawing from Dr. Hansen’s controversial decision to leave his post as the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute to devote his time to political activism. He talks about the process of science and independent peer review in the context of rapid global climate change.

The lecture will be in Rainey Auditorium at the Penn Museum from 5-6:30pm on April 14. 

Presented by the Penn Humanities Forum.

For more information about the conference, please visit our official website.