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Strozier Faculty Lecture: Bridging the Partisan Gulf: Employing Compassion to Successfully Resolve Socioscientific Issues

Please join us April 3rd at 12:15 p.m. for the final 2019-2020 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture: "Bridging the Partisan Gulf: Employing Compassion to Successfully Resolve Socioscientific Issues" by Dr. David Owens from the Middle Grades & Secondary Education department.

Socioscientific issues (SSI) are contemporary, often contentious issues with ties to science, but that cannot be resolved without also considering non-science aspects of the issue (e.g., climate change, genetic engineering). Though a number of potential resolutions exist, none equally benefit the stakeholders involved, making the issue difficult to resolve. Given that compassion is urged across a variety of worldviews, and supported as beneficial for humans from an evolutionary perspective, then compassion might serve to bridge partisan and cultural gaps and serve as a framework from which all individuals can begin to perceive and resolve SSI.

Faculty, staff, students, and community members welcome. Strozier Faculty Lectures are held in the Ogeechee Theater on the Armstrong Campus. The Robert I. Strozier series honors Professor Emeritus of English Robert Strozier who served the Armstrong community for more than four decades.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Student Union (Armstrong Campus), Ogeechee Theater
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

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Lectures and Guest Speakers


Armstrong Campus


College of Education



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