Evidence, Ideology, and Orthodoxy: Science in the university and the public sphere
Sponsored by Arizona State University and University of Cambridge
Date: Thursday 6 February - Saturday 8 February, 2014
Venue: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Arizona
Increasing polarisation of high-stakes political debates on one hand, and a persistent sense of alienation from established political institutions by publics in many affluent democracies on the other, create an urgent need for venues where controversial issues can be openly aired and explored. Can universities meet this need? When universities are the sites of debate about socially contested issues, what happens to the norms and standards of scientific and other scholarly evidence? What roles do and should academic experts, and expertise play in such debates?
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