The Franklin Institute Speaker Series
Can humans really settle in space? Should childhood vaccines be mandated? To end hunger, should we depend on GMOs or organic farming—or both?
The Franklin Institute is proud to host an ongoing speaker series designed to spotlight the most talked about and highly-debated scientific issues facing our world today. The series presents conversations about the science and human impacts of emerging technologies, with topics and expert speakers curated by The Franklin Institute’s team of scientists, including Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, and Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das. Our scientists facilitate conversations between speakers and the audience to spark a thoughtful, solution-driven public discussion informed by current research and social context.
- Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Breaking Barriers in Space: A conversation with South Korea’s First Astronaut Soyeon Yi
PLEASE NOTE: this event is free with general admission, no registration required
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thinking in Bets: Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty, A conversation and book signing with World Poker Champion and author Annie Duke
Free; Advance Registration Required