UCI Law’s Environmental Law Society is holding a book discussion on Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway on October 27th. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Michael Robinson-Dorn. We would like to focus the discussion on science-denial and the role it has played in our current election cycle. Possible subtopics include climate denial, the relationships of our major parties with science, and ways in which we, as lawyers and academics, can help increase transparency with regards to the relationship between science and our political system.
Anyone interested in learning and talking about the relationship between the law, our environment, and our current state of political affairs is welcome to attend.
Environmental Law Society Book Discussion
October 27, 2016
(Building #4 on the campus map – http://uci.edu/visit/maps.php)
To RSVP and for questions: email Calvin Bryne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosponsored by the Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Conference on Poverty and Inequality in California
October 28, 2016
Beckman Center for the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
Among the most compelling unsolved problems facing the State of California are the persistence of unacceptable levels of childhood poverty and the growing gap between inequality and the effectiveness of programs aimed at poverty alleviation.
Led by Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation director Professor Richard Matthew and UCI Law Professor Robert Solomon, this day-long program at the Beckman Center has a goal of identifying imperatives for action.
Keynote address by Dr. Caroline Danielson, co-author of the 2016 PPIC Report, Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California.
Featuring roundtable discussions and panels of faculty and community leaders from across California.
Presented by the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, the UCI School of Social Ecology, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Towards a Sustainable 21st Century, and the UCI School of Law.
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