IN CONVERSATION

One topic. Two guests. Boundless perspectives.

At Springer Nature we strongly believe that solving the planet’s big challenges requires teamwork, cross disciplinary thinking and openness to views that challenge the way we think. We are curious by nature, constantly ask questions, try new things and rejoice in the different in order further unlock the power of science and research.

‘In Conversation’ is a new series which, by bringing together two guests to discuss a topical issue, will shine a light on new thinking and ideas and provide fresh perspectives on common themes.

Latest Episode

Guests:

  • Sir Philip Campbell, Springer Nature Editor in Chief; Editor in Chief of Nature 1995-2018
  • Jane Lubchenco, Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment at the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Join Philip and Jane as they discuss the critical interface of research and policy, and the importance of the oceans in tackling climate change. 

Previous Episodes

Guests: 

  • Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief at Scientific American
  • David Biello, Science Curator for TED Conferences and a former Senior Reporter for Scientific American

In this lively conversation, Laura and David explore the importance of effective science communication, how researchers can get more involved with TED and Scientific American, and discuss some of the most pressing public facing science issues of the day.


Guests:

  • Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature
  • Professor David Nabarro, Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19, Strategic Director 4SD, Co-Director Institute of Global Health and Innovation Imperial College London

Join Magdalena Skipper Editor in Chief of Nature, and David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the World Health Organisation DG on COVID-19, as they explore the importance of interdisciplinarity, why we need to remember science is not immutable, and how diversity can increase the potential for successful research outcomes. 

Guests

  • Sir Philip Campbell, Springer Nature Editor in Chief; Editor in Chief of Nature 1995 - 2018
  • Professor Heidi Larson, co-founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project; author of
    Stuck: How Vaccine Rumours Start and Why They Don’t Go Away

Join this first episode of In Conversation where Philip and Heidi discuss topical issues such as why are people hesitant about getting vaccinated, what can we do about it, and whether vaccine mandates are the way forward.