Dan Fagin is a science journalism professor at New York University. His bestselling book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction, as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors.
Carl Hart, Ph.D.
Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He has published more than 100 scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. He is also coauthor of the best-selling textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His forthcoming book is entitled, Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear.
All Day Program (subject to change)
Friday, October 30, 2020
- Welcome and Introductions
- Morning Keynote – Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
- Panel 1 - What constitutes data and evidence? How do scientists and society interact with data?
- Chairs: Mala Murthy and Sam Wang
- Panel: Mala Murthy (Moderator), Sam Wang, Ali Nouri, and Olga Troyanskaya
- Panel 2 - How are data and evidence presented and communicated?
- Chairs: Mike Lemonick and Jen Schwartz
- Panel: Jen Schwartz (Moderator), Stephanie Anglin, Matt Daniels, and Katie Peek
- Musical Performance and Q&A - Bora Yoon
- Introduction of Afternoon Keynote
- Afternoon Keynote - Carl Hart, Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University
- Panel 3 - Case Study: What can we learn from the Anti-Vaccination controversy?
- Chair, Dan Marlow
- Panel: Dan Marlow (Moderator), David Robert Grimes, Daniel Kahneman, and Simon Levin
- Closing Remarks