[act-ma] 9/25 - MIT Science for the People Seminar Series: Mistakes in Science & Policy

Paul Malachi paul.malachi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 09:46:59 PDT 2014

*MIT Science for the People Seminar Series  *
 p r e s e n t s

 *Mistakes in Science and Policy*
 The inevitability of error, and some ways of trying to minimize it

 * a talk by *
*Richard Levins*
 John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

 *Thu. Sep. 25 | 6:30 pm | MIT 66 - 144*
  25 Ames Street, Cambridge

 Open to Public. Light dinner provided.

 Richard Levins <http://www.richardlevins.com> is an ecologist, activist,
mathematical biologist and philosopher of science. He was a farmer, labor
organizer and pioneer of the environmental  movement in Puerto Rico,
investgated birth defects caused by defoliants in Vietnam. Founded Science
for Vietnam, is a member of Cuban Academy of Science, wrote Evolution in
Changing Environments and with R. Lewontin coauthored The Dialectic
Biologist and Biology Under the Influence.

 The MIT Science for the People seminar series
<https://www.facebook.com/MITSftP?hc_location=timeline> provides a platform
for students, staff, and faculty to discuss ideas on how to use science to
make a better world.

 MIT Western Hemisphere Project
 South Asia Forum at MIT
 Association for India's Development, MIT
 MIT Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group
 Massachusetts Global Action


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