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On-going discussion Group: The Science of Social Issues

Interested in the connection between science and public policy?  Want to dig deeper into the science behind issues of public importance?  This discussion group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. to consider issues such as climate change, embryonic genetic engineering, gender identity, nuclear energy and proliferation, etc.
Email [email protected] if interested in joining.


Reading Groups to Prepare for Climate Justice Week:

  • Professor Jim Hansen, known as the "Father of Climate Change" will be delivering this year's Roslien Lecture on Wednesday, May 1st.  Selections of articles by and about Hansen will be available ahead of his visit with a one-time meeting to discuss.
    Discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, during shadow block (9:40-10:50). 
    Location TBD based on number of participants.  Sign up below.
  • We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet:
    18-year old Xiuhtezcatl (Shoe-tez-caht) Martinez believes that today's youth will play a critical role in shaping our world.  He addresses the environmental crisis we face and offers solutions and actions that will help to ensure a just and sustainable future. Martinez also leads and inspires through music, and will perform a hip-hop concert on campus May 2nd.  Sign up below to receive We Rise and participate in a book discussion on Thursday, April 4th and Thursday, April 18th, during shadow block (9:40-10:50). 

    Location TBD based on number of participants.  Sign up below.


Spring Semester 2019 Book Groups:

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement facilitates conversations beyond the classroom to examine assumptions, exchange ideas, and encourage responsible action in our world. Sign-up below to read and discuss the following books (books are provided and are yours to keep):

  • Jodi Picoult, A Spark of Light: a Novel
    Facilitator: Becca Buse '19
    Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., February 26th, March 12th, April 9th, and April 23rd
    Location: CEPE, Olin 214

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