Science and The Public

The 2018 Science and the Public series includes:

February 22, 2018
WPT Broadcast

Big Data, Surveillance and Race: A Conversation About the Criminal Justice System
Simon A Cole, PhD and Margaret Hu, JD

Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD

March 20, 2018

Big Data, Surveillance and Race: A Conversation with Cathy O’Neil




Parking is available in Lot 83 (underneath the Fluno Center) and next door in Lot 46 (Lake & Johnson Streets Ramp).


“Science and technology move at a rate that creates social and political problems faster than we know how to handle them– but tailoring science and technology to certain limits is not possible. Research moves without reference to limits.  If we don’t go ahead, someone else will. There is a need for nontechnical people to develop a better way to handle the resulting problems.” — Bob Holtz

Bob Holtz believed that everyone in contemporary society needed to be better equipped to make informed choices about the advances in science and technology rapidly unfolding around them. The Holtz Center’s Science and the Pubic Series brings scholars from many fields together with members of the public to discuss some of the most pressing questions about the impact of science and technology on our society. Each year, the Holtz Center’s steering committee selects a topic or question and invites visiting speakers from a variety of perspectives to share their insights in a public forum.

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