What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa

Brian Baird

What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa

Tuesday, March 1st, FOSEP Seminar @ 3:30 PM, FOSEP Discussion @ 5:00 PM

The Hon. Brian Baird, Ph.D. is a recent six term member of Congress, a social scientist, and a licensed psychologist. In the United States House of Representatives, Baird focused on science and technology, energy, health care, oceans, foreign policy, fiscal discipline and Congressional integrity. Prior to his service in Congress, Baird worked as a Ph.D. psychologist in clinical and academic settings. His clinical work spanned twenty three years, with specialization in brain injury rehabilitation and medical settings. Baird also taught at the university and community college levels, and wrote a best-selling textbook now in it’s Sixth edition. From his research training, Baird brings a strong science methodology and statistical knowledge with a focus on applied, real-world problems. Baird joins FOSEP to discuss the ways in which science is incorporated at the congressional level, and the challenges of science policies in congress.

FOSEP Seminar: 3:30 PM, Physics / Astronomy Auditorium A118, light refreshments for the Seminar will be served at 3:00 PM

FOSEP Discussion: 5 PM, PAA A214, the discussion is limited to graduate students and postdoctoral associates, pizza will be served

FOSEP-like Event: A few weeks prior to our events, Baird will also be speaking about ocean acidification as part of the Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, February 17 at 4:30 PM in Fishery Sciences 102. We have added this to our FOSEP-like events calendar.

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