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Science and Politics

Conrad Johnson

Scientists across the country are taking to the streets this weekend to march for science. The march was inspired by the success of the Women's March in January and is meant to be a response to political policies that are at odds with scientific findings and principals. However, some scientists argue that science should remain unpolitical, and that a march undermines the credibility of the field. Join us today as we discuss the March for Science and the intersection of science and politics with a panel of guests.


  • Christian Büttner, OSU research graduate student, organizer of the March for Science - Columbus
  • Laura Sammons, freelance science writer, organizer of the March for Science - Columbus
  • Erik Nisbet, Associate Professor, Ohio State School of Communication
  • Roger Pielke, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado