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About the event

How might today’s scientists and social scientists best share their research interests with an eager and diverse public? Join us for a conversation with neuroscientist Daniel Glaser and Meredith Smith (Coordinator of the Science Studios at Pioneer Works) to examine what interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly between art and science, might uniquely have to offer and how recent trends in public engagement and outreach work to attract and involve hard-to-reach audiences. Moderated by Keith Wilson, Director of the Center for the Humanities.

Daniel Glaser's public engagement includes science writing for The Guardian and spearheading the launch of the Science Gallery at King's College London, a newly opened space that privileges the voices of young people from across the city. Meredith Smith is a collaborative leader with 10+ years of experience creating and delivering public programs, leading initiatives and providing strategy in the arts and education in the United States and abroad, including Jordan, Germany, and Pakistan.

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Free and open to the public, but click here to RSVP.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He was Founding Director of Science Gallery London. He was previously Head of Engaging Science at the Wellcome Trust responsible for all external funding for public engagement and the arts. His scientific background involves brain imaging of the visual system. In 2002 he was appointed ‘Scientist in Residence’ at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and in 2005 received a Cultural Leadership Award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). He has presented and contributed to numerous television and radio programmes and in 2014 was the first scientist to be a Man Booker judge.

Meredith Smith is a cultural producer and the coordinator of the Science Studios at Pioneer Works. She is a collaborative leader with 10+ years of experience creating and delivering public programs, leading initiatives and providing strategy in the arts and education in the United States and abroad, including Jordan, Germany, and Pakistan. She has worked with diverse communities and demographics, as well as for a variety of thought leaders and organizations including the United Nations and the Earth Institute. Her projects and endeavors stem from a passion for arts-based advocacy, experiential education, collective storytelling, and the environment.

Co-sponsored by Public Programs at the Graduate Center, CUNY, as part of the City of Science Series

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