Said@Duke: Marc Edwards on the Lie Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Part of the Said@Duke 2017-2018 Series
Marc Edwards: The government perpetrated a lie against one of our most vulnerable populations.

Marc Edwards, the civil engineering professor whose investigative science and advocacy helped expose the Flint Water Crisis, gave a talk on “Truth-Seeking in an Age of Tribalism: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis” on April 9. Edwards, a Macarthur Fellow as well as a Presidential Faculty Fellow, was short-listed for Time’s Person of the Year honor in 2016, and received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility in 2018. Edwards’ talk was the 2018 Ferguson Family Distinguished Lectureship in the Environment and Society, presented annually by the Nicholas School of the Environment, and was co-sponsored by the Duke School of Law, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

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