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Scientists in Synagogue

Past Sessions
Sunday, May 5, 2019 30 Nisan 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 17 Adar II 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 21 Shevat 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 1 Tevet 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018 28 Tishrei 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A special series exploring the most interesting and pressing questions surrounding Judaism and science. All sessions will begin at 7:30pm at Shearith Israel.

Register Below!



Sunday, May 5, 2019

GLOBAL GOOD: SOCIAL SCIENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Andra Gillespie, Professor of Political Science (Emory) will discuss with Paul Root Wolpe race relations, social justice, solidarity and the politics of doing good in the contemporary age.



Sunday, October 7, 2018

INCULCATING ALTRUISM Philippe Rochat, Professor of Psychology (Emory) will discuss with Marshall Duke such questions as: How do we develop and/or inculcate altruism? When and how does selflessness arise in the human mind? How, ultimately, can we raise good kids?

Sunday, December 9, 2018

PHILANTHROPY PANEL A panel conversation on the ethics of philanthropy. Panelists include: Jay Kaiman - Marcus Foundation; Alicia Phillipp - Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta; AJ Robinson - Central Atlanta Progress; Jennifer Hill - ArtsBridge Foundation

Sunday, January 27, 2019

EVOLUTION OF FAIRNESS Sarah Brosnan, Professor of Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience (Georgia State University) will discuss with Jonathan Crane about studying aspects of fairness in other, non-verbal, species, and the evolution of fairness in both non-human primates and homo sapiens.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

SOCIAL MICROBES AND SYMBIOSIS Nicole Gerardo, Professor of Biology (Emory) will discuss with Joshua Weitz the nature of competition, cooperation and symbiosis among microbes, between them and host organisms, and the biological roots of doing well by and for neighbors.

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