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Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: A Political History of Apolitical Science

Audra J. Wolfe, PhD will give a lecture based on her new book 'Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. 

Dr. Wolfe holds a Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania (2002). Previously, she studied biochemistry and chemistry at Purdue University (B.S., 1997). She has taught courses on Cold War science as well as science and the media at the University of Pennsylvania. As a publishing professional, Wolfe has worked at the University of Pennsylvania Press, Rutgers University Press, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, where she additionally served as executive producer for an award-winning podcast, Distillations. Her editorial and publishing consulting company, The Outside Reader, supports the work of scholars and scholarly publishers.

Additional information is available on Wolfe’s website, She tweets as @ColdWarScience.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

James A. Haslam II Business Building, 103
1000 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Humanities & Social Sciences, Science


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College of Arts and Sciences, History
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Mary Beckley

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