Carter Journalism Institute to Host Kavli Conversations on Science Communication this Spring


The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Kavli Conversations on Science Communication,” a series of panels featuring reporters and researchers discussing scientific topics of public interest.

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Kavli Conversations on Science Communication" this spring.
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Kavli Conversations on Science Communication,” a series of panels featuring reporters and researchers discussing scientific topics of public interest.

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Kavli Conversations on Science Communication,” a series of panels featuring reporters and researchers discussing scientific topics of public interest and moderated by Wall Street Journal science reporter Robert Lee Hotz.

All Kavli Conversations will be held at the Carter Journalism Institute—20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons [between 5th and 6th Streets])—with a pre-event reception beginning at 6 p.m. A live web cast of each conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public; entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subways: 6, Astor Place; N, R, 8th Street. For more information, please call 212.998.7980.

For more information and to view a live webcast (6:30 p.m. start time) of each session, click here.

“Particle Fever and the Grandfather Paradox: Physics for Everyone,” March 9
Featured speakers:
• Physicist Charles Adler is the author of Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction.
• Mark Levinson is the director and co-producer of the acclaimed documentary “Particle Fever”.

“The Frankenstein Problem: How to Talk About Genetic Engineering,” April 6
Featured speakers:
• Pioneering Harvard geneticist George Church is a global authority on molecular engineering.
• Amy Harmon, a two-time Pulitzer winner, covers the social implications of science for the New York Times.

“The Fragile Brain: Neuroscience that Hits Home,” April 20
Featured speakers:
• A section chief at the National Institutes of Health, R. Douglas Fields is the author of Why We Snap.
• Andrea McDaniels of the Baltimore Sun wrote a prize-winning series about the hidden consequences of violence.

“Explaining Evolution: Communicating the Origin of (Our) Species,” May 4
Featured speakers:
• Ann Gibbons of Science magazine wrote The First Human.
• Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall, an emeritus curator at the American Museum of Natural History, is the author of Becoming Human and 14 other books.

Series Moderator
Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at the Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Carter Institute of Journalism at NYU. He is the president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funds independent journalism projects around the world, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kavli Conversations event series is sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Events are live broadcast; participate by tweeting questions to the speakers during the event: tag tweets with #KavliConvo.

 

 

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