"Reason" Magazine's Bailey at H-SC

October 26, 2012

Ronald BaileyOn Thursday, November 1, award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com, Ronald Bailey, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College.  His topic is, "The Great Ecological Restoration Begins."

Bailey is the author of the book Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (Prometheus, 2005), and his work was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004.

In 2006, Bailey was shortlisted by the editors of Nature Biotechnology as one of the personalities who have made the "most significant contributions" to biotechnology in the last 10 years.

From 1987 to 1990, Bailey was a staff writer for Forbes magazine, covering economic, scientific and business topics.  His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Commentary, The Public Interest, Smithsonian, TechCentralStation, National Review, Reader's Digest and many other publications.

Prior to joining Reason in 1997, Bailey produced several weekly national public television series including Think Tank and TechnoPolitics, as well as several documentaries for PBS television and ABC News.  Bailey has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC Nightly News, PBS' Newshour, several National Public Radio programs, and various C-SPAN programs. He has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, Morehouse University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and the University of Virginia.

In 2004, Bailey testified before a congressional committee on the impact of science on public policy.  He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Political Economy, the talk will begin at 7:30 PM in Crawley Forum.  The event is free and open to the community.