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6th annual LC State Moore Honorary Lecture set for Oct. 24

LEWISTON, Idaho – A discussion on “Inside the world of climate change skeptics” will be the focus of the 6th annual Moore Honorary Lecture on Oct. 24 at noon on the Lewis-Clark State College campus.

Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra, who both are associate professors of sociology at the University of Idaho, will jointly give the presentation, which will be both in person in Sacajawea Hall Room 112 and on Zoom (Zoom ID 817 0552 4433 and password 113918). Zoom viewers will be on mute throughout the presentation but can submit questions by typing them in the comments section.

The event is free and open to the public.

Haltinner earned her bachelor’s degree at Luther College, her master’s in sociology at American University and her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on social inequality, pedagogy, and political sociology. Her current projects focus on climate change skepticism and traumatic birth experiences. Sarathchandra is a graduate of the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and earned her master’s and Ph.D. at Michigan State. Her research focuses on decision-making processes in science, predictors of public attitudes toward science and technology, and social dimensions of health.

Haltinner and Sarathchandra have co-authored recent publications concerning climate change denial.

The Moore Honorary Lecture honors former LC State political science professor Richard Moore and his contributions to the college. Moore worked at LC State for 27 years, 1978-2005, when he retired. He mentored several students and chaired the Faculty Senate and Faculty Association twice, the Social Sciences Division for eight years, and was interim chair for the Nursing & Health Sciences Division. He also served as acting dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

The lecture is sponsored by the LC State Social Sciences Division.

For more information on the lecture, contact LC State professors Kylee Britzman ([email protected] or 208-792-2615) or Leif Hoffmann ([email protected] or 208-792-2818).