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Amy Harmon, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times National Correspondent will be the featured panelist at the Danforth Center’s Conversations Series on Thursday, November 17. Amy is an acclaimed writer whose work provides an in-depth look at topics including ethical scientific issues, DNA and GMO regulation and new technologies with a humanistic perspective. Her ability to eloquently explain and examine some of science’s most controversial topics has earned her numerous awards and a devoted readership.
At the final Conversations program of 2016, Amy will provide an inside look at one reporter’s personal journey of finding a story that surprised her and the public backlash that followed. Danforth Center President, James Carrington, Ph.D., will moderate the discussion of her experience covering the intersection of science and society and the divide between public opinion and scientific data.
Amy has won two Pulitzer Prizes for her series, “The DNA Age,” and as part of a team for the series, “How Race Is Lived in America.” She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in science writing and is the author of the short story “Asperger Love.” Current topics of interest include math culture, GMOs, race and gender inequality in science, climate change, autism, gene drive, open science and longevity research. View some of her recent work here.
The Conversations Series is sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio and HEC-TV. To view previous programs, click here.
This conversation with Amy Harmon will premiere Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. on Charter Channel 989, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and all day on http://hectv.staging.wpengine.com/watch/conversations-from-the-donald-danforth-plant-science-center/. It will continue to air through December and January, Sundays at 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 a.m.