One of the wishes of our founders, Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz, was that the Holtz Center make the work of scientists accessible to the public. To that end, in 2008 the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies initiated a series, which we hope to make permanent, of public forums on scientific issues which are also of broad concern to the public at large. These forums feature presentations by scientific experts, as well as the opportunity for discussion between scientists and attendees.
Upcoming Science & the Public Programs:
- April 20, 2017Science & the Public 2017: Gene Editing
Past Science & the Public Events
Some of our more recent Science & the Public events have been taped for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place Series. Links are included below for events which can be viewed at the WPT website.
2014: The Cultural Politics of Food and the Case of Raw Milk Cheese
2013: Computers, Privacy & the Government
Part I- Jeffrey Rosen takes on network privacy from a legal perspective
Part II- Roger Dingledine of the TOR Project tackles the topic from a technological perspective
2011-12: The Future of Nuclear Power
2011: From Texting to Twitter- Digital Media Across Generations
2010: The Future of Energy
2008: Climate Change is Global, Climate Change is Local