Knight Center seminar on 'The Human Brain'

The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism is offering fellowships to journalists for this in-depth seminar on brain science and health. Speakers will be experts from top research institutions, government, business and the media. You'll gain valuable sources and engage in thought-provoking discussions with other reporters, editors and opinion writers from around the country.

Knight Center fellowships cover all seminar costs, including reference materials, hotel lodging, meals and a travel subsidy. The travel subsidy is a reimbursement of half the cost of travel up to a maximum subsidy of $300.

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15.


Keynote speaker

  • Rick Weiss, science reporter, The Washington Post

    Overview, The Brain Then and Now

  • Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health

    Understanding Emotions

  • C. Sue Carter, professor of psychiatry, co-director of the Brain-Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Thoughts Into Actions

  • Philip R. Kennedy, M.D., chief scientist, Neural Signals, Inc.

    Neuroeconomics, Business Strategies and Decision-Making

  • Paul Zak, associate professor and co-chair, department of economics, Claremont Graduate University
  • Justine Meaux, strategist and research scientist, BrightHouse Neurostrategies Group

    Neuroscience and Moral Judgement

  • William Casebeer, associate professor of philosophy, U.S. Air Force Academy


  • Elliott Hirschman, chair, department of psychology, George Washington University
  • David Huber, assistant professor, department of psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science program, University of Maryland

    Other Possible Topics

  • Spectrum Disorders, From Shyness to Auti

  • Contact: Peggy DeBona
    Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, University of Maryland

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