Alessandro Allegra/ Berris Charnley/ Stephen John/ Jenny Molloy

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6.30 – 8pm | Thursday 16 March 2017
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Speakers
Alessandro Allegra, Doctoral Researcher, University College London; Science Policy Advisor
Berris Charnley, Researcher, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Stephen John, Hatton Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Public Health, University of Cambridge
Jenny Molloy, Coordinator, Synthetic Biology SRI and OpenPlant, University of Cambridge

Chair
Peter Dennis, Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

From medicine and GMOs to cyber-security and climate change, scientific research is vital to modern life. On the other hand, many of us struggle to get to grips with its increasingly complexity. How does this fit with our ideals of democracy? And in an era of mistrust of experts, does science have a legitimacy problem? Our panel considers a radical proposal to rethink the distinction between scientist and citizen.