UNH Lecture Series Explores Research And The Public Interest

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

April 4, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. —The University of New Hampshire’s 2005 Saul O Sidore Lecture Series continues Wednesday, April 13, 2005, with a look at “Human Research: Is It Ethical?” by Joan Sieber, professor of psychology at California State University, Hayward. The series, Research and the Public Interest, explores the role of research in a democracy and what part the public should play in determining the nation’s research agenda.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and begin at 4 p.m. in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons on the Durham campus.

The series concludes with “Science and the Politics of Climate Change” by Robert Watson, senior spokesperson on global warming and climate change at the World Bank and chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Wednesday, May 4.

The purpose of the series is to offer the university community and the state of New Hampshire programs that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing our society. The series is sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities. For more information, visit http://www.unh.edu/osr/sidore.