S&S Dinner Dialogues: Dr. Jory Weintraub
Science Miscommunication: How and Why Corporations Spin Science to Advance their Agenda, and What We Can Do About It
Just as quickly as scientists in the 50s started to uncover links between cigarettes and human disease, tobacco companies started to produce and promote their own versions of "science" to counter medical evidence. Their methods for doing this were so successful that corporations, lobbyists and interest groups have continued to employ this playbook to spin science in ways that advance their agenda, right up through today. In this Dinner Dialogue we'll explore and discuss how the strategies developed by tobacco companies in the 50s continue to be applied in "controversial" areas of current science, such as climate change, vaccines and even evolution.
Duke University students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, and faculty are invited to attend. RSVP required: http://duke.is/6RKH6C