Join us for appetizers and light supper at The Waters Edge as Columbia University Astronomy Professor and author David Helfand discusses his new book, "A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age," which Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History, has described as,
"An impassioned plea for science literacy. Given the state of the world today, in which scientifically under-informed voters elect scientifically illiterate politicians, Professor David Helfand has written the right book at the right time with the right message. Read it now. The future of our civilization may depend on it."
Professor Helfand will talk about the tsunami of disinformation and misinformation threatening our rational approaches to personal and public decision-making and the essential tools informed citizens must acquire to combat this large-scale misinformation to form good public policy.