FORA.tv Speaker - Finn Aaserud

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Biography

Finn Aaserud is performing a talk on behalf of Naomi Oreskes. Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and an internationally renowned historian of science and author. She received her B.S. in geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and received an inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in geological research and history of science from Stanford University in 1990. Professor Oreskes has lectured widely in diverse venues ranging from the Madison, Wisconsin Civics Club to the Air Force Research Laboratory, and has won numerous prizes, including, most recently the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year. Professor Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. Her early work examined the 20th century transformation of earth science, but for the past decade, Professor Oreskes has primarily been interested in the problem of anthropogenic climate change.

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An Open World: Scientists and Politics

12.06.13 | 01:31:52 min | 0 comments