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
The “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century” series presents:
WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Social Science Lecture Hall, Room 100
Agroecology works! Toward resilient, productive food and farming
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Ph.D.
Senior scientist and director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network, North America (PAN). Before joining PAN in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years. She developed farmer field schools in ecological pest management, sustainable agriculture and community-based rural development projects in Southeast Asia, and women’s health, literacy and resource conservation projects on the Thai-Cambodian and Somali-Ethiopian borders. Marcia holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Yale University. She has written extensively on the ecological, social and political dimensions of food and agriculture and was a lead author of the UN-sponsored “International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development”.
Held in conjunction with the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016. For the agenda and information on the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016, visit http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/.