Public forum part of Pittsburgh-set Philosophy of Science Association meeting

The Philosophy of Science Association will hold its biennial meeting in Pittsburgh next week. As part of the event, a public forum will take place on Nov. 10 focusing on “Community-Led Public Health.”

The forum will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Sandra Mitchell, a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, will moderate the discussion, and Maureen Lichtveld, dean of Pitt School of Public Health, is one of the panelists.

The other two panelists are Kevin Elliott from Michigan State University and Anya Plutynski from Washington University in St. Louis. The forum will focus on how environmental pollutants affect us all, but not all of us equally. How can local community knowledge and values help proactively shape research and policy to improve public health.

The event also will be live-streamed in the Public Health Auditorium (G23) and it can be accessed online to those who register.