Science Is Not Enough: Plenary Panel and Live Webcast
18 February 2012
5:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C
Why do so many political leaders and citizens remain unconcerned about climate change, water scarcity, fisheries depletion, and a host of other science-related global challenges?
An exceptional plenary panel at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting explored how scientists, educators, and students can help influence public perceptions and debate about science-related global challenges. The panel was moderated by Frank Sesno, an award-winning American journalist, former CNN correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.
AAAS President Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and molecular biologist, presided. Fedoroff is Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Willaman Professor of Life Science at Pennsylvania State University. She is also a distinguished visiting professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Research Fellow, Imperial College London
Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute; Co-Founder, Gapminder Foundation
Learn more about the plenary panel speakers.