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April 2019

Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture by Audra J. Wolfe: “Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: a Political History of Apolitical Science”

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

As a part of the Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture Series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center presents Audra J. Wolfe on the development of so-called apolitical science. Why do so many U.S. scientists continue to lean on the language of apolitical science, even as political leaders display less and less interest in scientists’ claims to expertise, or even the existence of facts? In a new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science, historian Audra J. Wolfe suggests the…

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