Lucky Tran: on standing up to an anti-science administration

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, Science Soapbox sat down with Dr. Lucky Tran — scientist and science communicator — for a conversation about the future of science activism at the dawn of a new administration. Already, thousands of scientists have signed on to petitions and open letters calling for the President-elect and his emerging administration to respect the integrity of science and the rights of those conducting research. Last week, scientists and advocates gathered at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting to #StandForScience. In this episode, we chat with Lucky about his experiences as an organizer, strategies to defend the scientific enterprise, and the need for scientists to stand up for and see each other.

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This episode was recorded on December 15, 2016 in the Rockefeller University Outreach Lab. Special thanks to Visager for music and Thelma Young for photo rights.

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