UCLA to host ‘Science, Facts and the Public Debate’ webinar, Jan. 14AcademicCivic EngagementFaculty and Staff
As the nation prepares for a new presidential administration, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will convene a discussion on the role higher education can play in addressing the pressing crises of our time.
The webinar, part of the ongoing UCLA Connections series, is entitled “Looking Ahead: Science, Facts and the Public Debate.” It premieres Jan. 14, at 6 p.m., and a recording will be available for viewing on the Connections website immediately after.
The conversation, featuring a quartet of UCLA faculty experts, will be particularly salient in light of the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president. Over the next four years, the new administration will face intersecting challenges including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, persistent inequality, climate change, mistrust of institutions and the rise of misinformation.