Watch our socially engaged philosopher give talks through these links below.

Robert T. Pennock gave a talk on “Curiosity as An Instinct for Truth Explicating Darwins Thesis about the Basis of Science” at the Society for the Study of Evolution conference in Providence, Rhode Island on June 25, 2019.

Isaac Record provided the Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture, titled “Life, the University, and Everything“, for the Honors College at the University of Maine on September 25th, 2018.

Sean Valles discusses humility as a step toward working together to build a healthy society in this TEDxMSU talk from April 4, 2018. This talk was given as part of an independently organized TEDx event.

Megan Halpern prerecorded a presentation for a panel at the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference in 2018.

Heather Douglas provided the JBS Haldane Memorial Lecture, titled “How the Public Can Assess Expertise“, for the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL on January 31, 2018.

Heather Douglas provided the talk, “Responsibility and Inequality in a Risky World“, for the Center for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge on April 29th, 2017.

Catherine Kendig recorded a “5-Minute Fellows” in 2017, where she discusses her work on homology and synthetic biology, for the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Michael O’Rourke gives a brief description of what the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative is about in this segment from the 2016 Dean’s Report for MSU’s College of Arts and Letters. Read more about the Toolbox Mission here.

Kevin Elliot joined the discussion on the legality, ethics and applicability of drones for MSU’s ESSP Colloquia on Drones and Environmental Research, held April 14th, 2016.

Heather Douglas provided the talk, “Why Climate Science Is Politicized and What To Do About It“, as part of the public panel Climate Change: What is to be Done? for the Rotman Institute at Western University on October 24, 2014.

Paul Thompson was interviewed about the ethics of GMOs in 2014 by Jonathon Beever of The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State.

Heather Douglas addressed the Academia Nacional de Ciencias in San Jose, Costa Rica on July 23, 2014, who uploaded to Youtube a video summarizing her talk, “Science & Citizens“. 

Catherine Kendig provided the talk, “Homology, Redux: Revisiting Pre-Darwinian Debates within Comparative Biology“, for the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in Kansas City on July 24, 2013.

Robert Pennock delivered a presentation in 2006, “The Ground Rules of Science“, for the Society for the Study of Evolution.

Robert Pennock appeared on “Scopes: The Battle for America’s Soul”, an episode from the History Channel’s 2006 miniseries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.