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Science as a Cornerstone of Democracy – S. James Gates Jr.

S. James Gates Jr., a Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair, Professor at the University of Maryland, and a member of the US President’s scientific advisory council, explains how a scientifically literate population is vital to democracy. Watch live as Gates delivers a PI Public Lecture June 4, 7:00 pm:

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