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Thursday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Finding Truth in the Mis-information Age

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Seriously, what IS a fact? How do we stay credible and gain an audience’s trust in a world filled with fake news and manipulated or distorted information.
Made possible in part through support from the National Science Foundation 

Facilitator
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Paula S. Apsell

Senior Executive Producer, Director, NOVA & ScienceNOW, WGBH Science Unit
Paula Apsell is the Senior Executive Producer of NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW and the Director of the WGBH Science Unit. She has worked in radio and television at both WGBH and WCVB, and has served on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Brandeis University Sciences Advisory Committee, and the International Documentary Association. She has won numerous awards for her documentary work, including the International Documentary... Read More →

Speakers
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Debbie Banks

Campaign Leader for Tigers & Wildlife Crime, Environmental Investigation Agency
Debbie Banks (MSc Conservation), has over 20 years of experience investigating environmental crime with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), including illegal wildlife trade, illegal mining and illegal trade in ozone depleting substances. She has developed, deployed and participated in overt and covert investigative teams to obtain incontrovertible evidence in the form of video and audio recordings, and ensured that EIA investigation findings are backed up with robust desk-based research and... Read More →
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David Dugan

CEO and co-founder, Windfall Films
David Dugan is CEO and co-founder of Windfall Films, a UK independent with a strong track record in science and natural history documentaries. He has been a final judge at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. He has produced many science series, including the Emmy-award-winning series Your Inner Fish for PBS in collaboration with Tangled Bank Studios; and DNA, an Emmy award-winning PBS series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the double helix discovery. He is executive producer of Viva Puerto Rico! for... Read More →
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Marcos Orellana

Director - Environment and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Marcos A. Orellana is the director of the Environment and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. He has worked most recently at the Washington DC-based Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). At CIEL, Marcos collaborated with many environmental and human rights groups and multilateral institutions around the world, participated at processes leading to environmental agreements, and conducted advocacy on environmental issues at regional and global human rights forums. | | Marcos is adjunct associate professor at the George Washington University School of Law. He was, at various times, a fellow at the University of Cambridge, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Pretoria. He was also a visiting scholar with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC and instructor professor of international law at the Universidad de Talca... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge