Events

Prof Naomi Oreskes - Australian tour

Merchants of Doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming

Prof Oreskes

15 - 22 November

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth will play host to a thought-provoking series of free public lectures with Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History & Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the new book Merchants of Doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. In these lectures, Naomi discusses her latest book (co-authored with Erik M. Conway), as she rolls back the rug on a dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of the some of the most pressing issues of our time, including climate change.

Cost: Free.
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Sydney:
When: Monday, 15 November, 6.00 - 8.00pm.
Where: University of New South Wales, Law Theatre (Law Building). RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: Climate Change Research Centre and Faculty of Arts & Social Science (Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by Robyn Williams, Presenter of the ABCs The Science Show.)

Brisbane:
When: Tuesday, 16 November, 5.30 – 6.30pm.
Where: University of Queensland, Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, St Lucia. Click here to RSVP.
Presented by: The Global Change Institute. (Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute. Merchants of Doubt will be available for purchase.)

Melbourne:
When: Wednesday, 17 November, 5.45 - 7.00pm.
Where: Experimedia, The State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne. RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: The Monash Sustainability Institute & The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. (Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by Prof. David Karoly, MSSI, with Q&A moderated by Prof. Dave Griggs, MSI. Merchants of Doubt will be available for purchase before the lecture, with signing and sales afterwards.)

Adelaide
When: Thursday, 18 November, 6.00 - 7.30pm.
Where: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide. Click here to RSVP.
Presented by: RIAus

Perth
When: Monday, 22 November, 6.00pm.
Where: University of Western Australia, Social Sciences Lecture Theatre (parking at P3 off Hackett Entrance) RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: The Institute of Advanced Studies. (Merchants of Doubt will be available for purchase from 5.30pm with the author signing afterwards.)