Dan Kahan: The Science Communication Environment & Democracy
In February 2014 Professor Dan Kahan from Yale Law School delivered a lecture titled "The Science Communication Environment & Democracy".
The lecture was given as part of the University's Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings eminent and influential guest speakers to a wider audience to showcase their work.
Dan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is a member of the Cultural Cognition Project, an interdisciplinary team of scholars who use empirical methods to examine the impact of group values on perceptions of risk and science communication.
His primary research interests include risk perception, science communication, and the application of decision science to law and policymaking.
During the lecture he presented the science communication problem and highlighted the failure of valid, compelling, and accessible scientific evidence to dispel any public conflict connected to that subject.