[act-ma] Fwd: Richard Levins on the Three Contexts of Science

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 09:57:52 PDT 2013

*HealthRoots Political Economy of Health Seminar Series presents*

* Richard Levins *
*John Rock Professor of Population Sciences*
*Harvard School of Public Health*


The Three Contexts of Science
*Scientists are at the same time searchers for understanding, **workers in
the knowledge industry, **and activists trying to make science serve

*Thu. Oct. 10 | **12:30 pm*
Kresge G-1
*Harvard School of Public Health*
677 Huntington Ave. Boston
*Open to public. No Harvard ID - email healthroots.hsph at gmail.com*
*Facebook event: *www.facebook.com/events/646655602053504/

Richard Levins is an ex-tropical farmer, ecologist, labor organizer,
mathematical biologist, activist, and philosopher of science. He
investigated birth defects caused by defoliants in Vietnam, pioneered in
ecology movement in Puerto Rico, organized Science for Vietnam, started the
Working Group on New and Resurgent Disease at HSPH, was active in
ecological agriculture in Cuba, is a member of the Cuban Academy of
Science.  Authored Evolution in Changing Environments and with RC Lewontin,
The Dialectical Biologist and Biology Under the Influence.  He teaches Human
 Ecology (GHP253) in Fall 2 and The Ecology of Health in Development (GHP* 520)
in Spring 2.  *www.richardlevins.com *

*HealthRoots is a forum for student engagement with public health from the
perspective of social and political activism. We are interested in how
social structures, relations of production, and distributions of power in
society influence, produce, and reproduce population health. *
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