Global Hot Spots: “Science and Fake News”

  • March 23, 2018
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

Global Hot Spots Series

Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

Topic:  “Science and Fake News”


About the Talk

This talk will highlight the risks of reporting false findings and news related to science. It will also focus on public opinion and climate change.

 

About the Speaker

Dominique Brossard, professor and chair, Department of Life Sciences Communication.

Brossard is an affiliate of the UW’s Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW Center for Global Studies, and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in strategic-communication theory and research, with a focus on science and risk communication. Her research agenda at the UW’s Science, Media and the Public research group, which she codirects, focuses on the intersections among science, media, and policy. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former board member of the International Network of Public Communication of Science and Technology, Brossard is an internationally known expert in public-opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues. She has published numerous research articles and has been a panelist for the National Academy of Sciences. She earned her master of science degree from the École Nationale d’Agronomie de Toulouse in France and her master of professional studies and doctoral degrees from Cornell University.


Registration for the Lecture

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Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (Noon to 1:15 pm) 

PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

Parking

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

Questions? 

Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


Global Hot Spots Collection

Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.

Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.




   

Global Hot Spots Collection

Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

- See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

Global Hot Spots Collection

Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

- See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
 

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