It's been a while since I had a good string of talks lined up--it's harder, I think, to do a lot of them from the West Coast. But now I'm back east and about to embark for the first two of these four upcoming appearances; so mark them down if you're in the area. And of course, when Unscientific America comes out, we'll both be traveling up and down the country (mostly the coasts, as usual):
Annual Thayer Lecture: "The War on Science is Over. Now What?"
Monday, March 16
7:30 PM-8:30 PM
The Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment
Florida Atlantic University
Environmental Writers Speaker Series Lecture: "Science at High Wind Speeds: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming"
Wednesday, March 18
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Administration Building Auditorium, AD 119
John D. MacArthur Campus
National Weather Center
University of Oklahoma Research Campus
Keynote Lecture, Conference on Communicating Weather Risks: "Communicating Science"
Thursday, April 2
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting
Panel: "How to Make Science Interesting, and Why Its Important"
Sunday, May 3
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
"The War on Science is Over: Now What?" is a new lecture that has many elements of the new book in it.
And then of course, there's the "Two Cultures" conference May 9....
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Good luck on the travel. I do think you're premature in the first title. There's no sign that the Republican party has given up in their war. At best, they merely can't field as much heavy artillery. There's plenty of infantry out there. c.f. Jindal's national speech, Inhofe, holds on national science appointees, McLeroy's statements in Texas BOE, ...
Haven't heard about your Galileo reading. Turns out that the one I have is World Systems rather than Starry Messenger. I'll be starting that up shortly (as these things go for my unread books).
Chris, your visit to Norman, OK is good. For far too long opinion makers have viewed the two coasts as the only places worthy of visit. They are not reaching those in the great heart-land of America, telling the truth in plain English.
The result has been the elevation of the likes of James Inhofe to roles far above their level of competence. Maybe we can get more publicity for your talk while Inhofe's Senate Web site continues to proclaim that the 'Consensus' Continues Freefall - Why Americans are Growing More Skepticalâ¦ all at taxpayer expense.
There is a great tradition of plain speaking in Oklahoma. It reached its zenith with Will Rogers. A fool and his money are soon elected.
I'll definitely try to make your talk in Norman, if I can. And I've got a few friends who are fans of your first book, so I'll be sure to let them know you'll be in town, too.
I am confident that you and Sheril will organize some kind of Big Event here in the Triangle at some point this year. Let me know how I can help.
Great that you're coming to Pittsburgh. The Hilton has been undergoing some renovations for some time, but they've recently made a fair amount of progress. If you need suggestions for where to have a good meal or get a good drink, drop me a note.
You never know... there are certainly some terrific bookshops and universities around the Triangle.
In the mean time, I'm looking forward to sharing a classroom with you this week!