Skip to main content

AAAS Workshop and Dialogue on Science, Ethics & Religion

Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Graduate School, Leadership Development.

This two-day science communication event, Being Human:  The Nexus of Science and Spirituality, consists of a keynote address, a workshop and panel discussion, and was made possible by support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and their Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program.  The event will focus on engagement of scientists with diverse and religious publics.

Keynote address: Tuesday, March 19, 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the Student Life Center, Ballrooms A&B.  Reception to follow.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Briana Pobiner, a paleoanthropologist with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.  The respondent is The Rev. C. Nolan Huizenga, of the Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville.

Workshop: Wednesday, March 20, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room 140.

Panel Discussion:  Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 to 3:30 PM in the Student Life Center, Ballrooms A&B.  Reception to follow.

The multidisciplinary panel of Vanderbilt researchers are

  • Joseph Fanning, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
  • Maithilee Kunda, PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • David Weintraub, PhD, Communication of Science and Technology Program

Find full event details here and register for the workshop on the DoSER | AAAS website by Friday, March 15.

Advanced registration is not required to attend the keynote or panel discussion, and both events are free and open to the public.


The event is sponsored by DoSER | AAAS, Vanderbilt Graduate School, Russell G. Hamilton Leadership Institute, and Communication of Science and Technology Program.


Tags: , , ,