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Center for Biology and Society Conversation Series

The goal of each conversation is to present a contemporary issue of common interest in a way that is accessible to a cross-disciplinary audience and then show how to advance it from the point of view of one or more disciplines. Having scholars from different disciplines engage with each other in discussion is very exciting. 
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2018-2019 Conversation Series With Videos

Jane Maienschein and Carolina Abboud
Raising the Bar for Embryos in the Law
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Sara Brownell and Logan Gin
Inclusive and Elite: Can they co-exist in higher education?

Stephen J. Pyne
Scholar on Fire, Soul on Ice
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Leah Gerber, Elliott Millinor, Greg Kaebnick
Organizing concepts in biodiversity conservation
Wednesday, January 30


Sharon Hall, Michelle Sullivan, Jorge Ramos
Organizing professionals for conservation
Wednesday, February 20


Beckett Sterner, Michael Schoon, Theresa Lorenzo
Organizing stakeholder collaborations in biodiversity conservation
Wednesday, March 27


Ben Minteer, Jonathan Losos, Ryan Davila
Organizing institutions for effective biodiversity protection
Wednesday, April 10

2017-2018 Conversation Series With Videos


On the Invasion of Species and other Undead Metaphors in Biology
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The limits of synthesis for integrative biology
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Animal models in translational research: Rosetta Stone or stumbling block? 
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Are there any ecological conditions that ae essential to sustainability?
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What is the role of university in solving society's problems
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The influence of cognitive biases on scientific explanation
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2016-2017 Conversation Series With Videos

How Does Something Genuinely New Emerge in Evolution and History?
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America's Great Cultural Revolution on Fire
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How Can We Infuse Ethics into the School of Life Sciences?
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Make the Peaks Higher
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Gene Editing, Bioethics, and Emerging Challenges of Governance
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Wild Visions: Imaging and Imagining the American Wilderness
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