past speakers



Prof. Edmund Russell
science, technology and society department
university of virginia school of engineering
& department of history

author of:
"War and nature: fighting humans and insects with chemicals
from world war i to silent spring

Prof. Mario Geysen
department of chemistry
university of virginia

"Combinatorial chemistry: history and practice"




Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland
university of california irvine
departments of chemistry and earth system sciences
1995 nobel laureate in chemistry

policy talk

"Four scientific campaigns in the ozone war"


science talk

"The 21st century atmosphere: changes and consequences"


Prof. Patrick Miederhoff
virginia commonwealth university
, school of pharmacy
uva center for the study of complementary and alternative therapies

"Herbal medicines: cultural, scientific and policy dimensions"




Jay Bolus and James Ewell
mcdonough braungart design chemistry

"Sustainable design: case studies from the textile industry"

Prof. Erin Williams, JD
executive director, foundation for genetic medicine, inc
george mason university

"Genetics and global bioethics"




Prof. R. Edward Freeman, PhD
director, olsson center for applied ethics
university of virginia darden school of business

"Science and ethics: one narrative or two?"

Prof. Ruth Gaare, JD, MPH
executive director, institute for practical ethics
university of virginia

"Public health: science, ethics and policy"




Gretchen Vogel
reporter, science magazine

"Science journalism"

Prof. Richard Merrill, JD
university of virginia school of law

"Environmental law and food and drug policy"




Charles Myers, MD
director, university of virginia cancer center

Owen Webster, PhD
research fellow, dupont central research & development