ASU features science historian and author Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes

TEMPE, Ariz. – April 16, 2013 – American historian of science and author Naomi Oreskes visits Arizona State University on Monday, April 22 as a Wrigley Lecture Series speaker, hosted by ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Oreskes will speak about climate change and how consensus forms around scientific issues. The event is free and open to the public, held at ASU’s Tempe campus, Old Main building in the Carson Ballroom, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

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Oreskes is a professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor of Geosciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She co-authored Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming and The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science.

The Institute’s Wrigley Lecture Series enables world-renowned thinkers and problem solvers to engage the community in dialogues that address sustainability challenges. Attendees will be invited to participate in a Q&A session with Oreskes immediately following the lecture.

The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first comprehensive program of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs to create practical solutions for environmental, economic, and social challenges. For more information, visit the Global Institute of Sustainability at