"Do Universities Have a Future in a Post-Truth Society?" Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum

 A post-truth society is characterized by societal distrust of scientific data, dismissal of expertise, and diminished status of empirical facts. Associate Professor of Psychology Mike Sloane, Ph.D., asks, given these trends, is it legitimate to question whether modern universities have a future in a post-truth society, and what changes in pedagogy are needed to educate students in an increasingly anti-intellectual, anti-expertise, anti-truth society?

A light lunch will be provided. Registration is limited. Please register no later than February 6th by sending an email confirming your attendance to haddinforum@uab.edu.

The Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum offers scholarship that is interdisciplinary and translatable to a broad audience, celebrating and elevating the intellectual vibrancy present in the academic atmosphere of a College of Arts and Sciences.

Friday, February 10 at 11:45am to 1:00pm

Mervyn Sterne Library, 174
917 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Arts & Culture, Research, Science & Technology

Target Audience

Alumni & Donors, Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Tags

civil discourse

Cost

Free (registration required)

Department
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology
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