July 11-19, 2014 seattle, wa
Sponsored by the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate change, the impact of evolutionary theory on theology, the coverage of science controversies by the newsmedia, legal and public policy conflicts over science education, and the relationship between science and the arts. Participants will benefit from classroom instruction and interaction with prominent researchers, writers, and scholars, such as Michael Behe, Stephen Meyer, Wesley J. Smith, David Klinghoffer, Jonathan Witt, Jonathan Wells, Jay Richards, and John West. The seminar is open to college/university students who intend careers in the social sciences, humanities, law, or theology.
Admission Requirements: You must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seminary, or law school as a junior, senior, or graduate student. Your field of study should be in the social sciences, humanities, theology, or law. Required application materials include (1) a resume/cv, (2) a copy of your academic transcript, (3) a short statement of your interest in the program and its perceived relationship to your career plans and field of study, and (4) a letter of recommendation from a professor or a phone interview with the seminar director.
Room, Board, and Travel Costs: Students selected for these seminars will be provided with course materials, lodging, and most meals. Travel scholarships are available and will be awarded based upon need after acceptance into the program.
Application Deadline & Procedure: All applications are required to be submitted online by April 18, 2014. Any application components sent by mail must also arrive by this date.
For questions, please email the seminar coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.