Events

Past Event

Climate, Environment, and the Politics of Public Trust

April 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
photo of climate protester holding up sign during march

Event Description: 

This online, multidisciplinary panel will focus on the politics of science, consensus, and evidence-building relating to environmental and climate debates. Panelists will discuss how public trust relating to climate change and pollution has been constituted, eroded, and subverted by corporations and environmental agencies in the U.S., and what kinds of changes to our policies, politics, and communication may help to rebuild trust in our governmental agencies and institutions of science and medicine.

Event Speakers:

  • Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, Founder and Director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative
  • Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University
  • Moderated by David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public; registration required via Eventbrite. A Zoom link to the online event will be provided to all registered attendees.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Science and Society and the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.