Video: Science and the Ideology of Race

Restoring the Sciences Webinar Series

National Association of Scholars

Is diversity, equity, and inclusion simply fairness and tolerance, or is there something else at work?

Ute Deichmann is a historian of science and professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and is the director of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. She has written extensively about the relationships of political ideology and the sciences, particularly the life sciences and chemistry. She is the author of the 1996 book Biologists Under Hitler, which detailed the impact of racial ideology on academia in National Socialist Germany, particularly the expulsion of Jewish scientists. She has also written about the ideological coloring of theories of inheritance, including Lysenkoist theories of heredity and misconceptions about epigenetics. Prof. Deichmann is the author of "Science and the Ideology of Race in Western Democracies," recently published in the Heterodox STEM substack.

This ninth installment in NAS's ongoing Restoring the Sciences webinar series features a fascinating discussion with Ute Deichmann about science and the ideology of race. The discussion is moderated by J. Scott Turner, Director of the Intrusion of Diversity in the Sciences Project for the National Association of Scholars. 

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