Blinded by Science: The Politics of Fact

Mar 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
Forest Grove Community Auditorium (1915 Main Street)

Public invited to take part in upcoming Forest Grove Conversations event on March 13: Blinded by Science: The Politics of Fact in an Election Year. Sponsored by the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation and Friends of the Forest Grove Library.


An upcoming Forest Grove Conversations town hall event will provide interested citizens with a glimpse of the growing use of science in political arguments. 

As the mid-term election year continues, a panel of featuring a news journalist, state forester and an agriculture expert will discuss Blinded by Science: The Politics of Fact in an Election Yearat 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street. 

Sponsored by Pacific University's Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation and Friends of the Forest Grove Library, the panel will include Susan Nielsen, associate editor of The Oregonian, Mike Cafferata of the Oregon Department of Forestry, and Russ Karow, head of the Crop and Soil Science Department at Oregon State University. 

Nielsen writes extensively about how science and politics sometimes collide. Cafferata works to advocate the role of science in statepolitics as he manages the state forest for a variety of different groups. Karow is at the forefront of efforts to create a commercial hemp industry in Oregon. 

Admission is free and includes a question and answer session. 

Winners of a student essay contest in three different K-12 age groups will also be announced. 

For more information, please call 503-352-2288.


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Feb 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

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