UNH Lecture Series Explores Research And The Public Interest

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 8, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s 2005 Saul O Sidore Lecture Series continues Wednesday, March 23, 2005, with a look at “The Corporate Capture of Academic Science and its Social Costs” by Sheldon Krimsky, professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. 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.

Sheldon Krimsky

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

The series continues Wednesday, April 13, with “Human Research: Is It Ethical?” with Joan Sieber, professor emerita of psychology at California State University, Hayward, and concludes Wednesday, May 4, 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.

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.