Living at the Intersection Symposium 2020

The Living at the Intersection Symposium (LIS) 2020 will examine the topic of “Truth and Evidence” at the intersection of STEM and the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Dan Fagin Keynote Speaker

Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, will deliver the keynote address.

Symposium Agenda

Opening Reception - Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:00pm - Reception and Showcase of student and faculty projects

All Day Program - Friday, October 30, 2020

  • Keynote Speaker - Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dan Fagin
  • A series of panels of leading experts will examine key questions:
    • What constitutes data and evidence in various fields?
    • How are data and evidence communicated and interpreted (and misinterpreted)?
    • How can we teach data literacy?
    • What can we learn from the anti-vaccination controversy?
  • Musical performances

Presenters

Stephanie Anglin

Stephanie Anglin
Professor, Psychology
Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Joel Cooper

Joel Cooper
Professor of Psychology at Princeton University

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman
Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs
Emeritus, Princeton University

Mala Murthy

Mala Murthy
Professor, Neuroscience
Princeton University

Jen Schwartz

Jen Schwartz
Features editor
Scientific American

Jevin West

Jevin West
Associate Professor, Information School
University of Washington

Laurie Caslake

Laurie Caslake
Professor, Biology
Lafayette College

Maria Garlock

Maria Garlock
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.

Mike Lemonick

Mike Lemonick
Visiting Lecturer & Journalist
Princeton University

Katie Peek

Katie Peek, Ph.D
Journalist
Data Visualization Designer

Olga Troyanskaya

Olga G. Troyanskaya
Professor, Computer Science
Princeton University

David Robert Grimes

David Robert Grimes 
Physicist, cancer researcher, and science writer.

Simon Levin

Simon A. Levin
Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Mary Roth

Mary Roth
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lafayette College

Sam Wang

Sam Wang
Professor, Neuroscience
Princeton University