Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard|
The STS Circle at Harvard meets weekly during the academic semester. All Meetings will take place on Mondays, from 12:15–2 pm, at Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street unless otherwise noted. Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday noon the week before.
Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University, Sociology)
Nuclear Cultural Heritage in Russia: Politics, Community, Materiality
Evan Hepler-Smith (Harvard University Center for the Environment)
Molecular Government, Toxicological Information, and Environmental Protection
Tarun Khanna (Harvard Business School)
Crowdsourcing Memory: The 1947 Indian Partition
Alex Pentland (MIT Media Lab)
Social Intelligence, Not Artificial Intelligence
Buhm Soon Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Making American Biomedicine: Science, Health, and the 'Paradox of NIH'
Gabriela Soto Laveaga (Harvard, History of Science)
Remapping Knowledge Exchange: Scientific Agriculture in Sonora, Mexico and Punjab, India
Lucas Mueller (MIT HASTS)
How Much Poison is Too Much? Calculating Hazard in International Nutrition Programs and Commodity Trade
Paula Kift (Palantir)
Privacy Default(s) by Design? Personal Data in Cybersecurity Information Sharing
Moran Levy (Columbia, Sociology)
Splitting Up Diagnoses: A Sociological Study of Cancer Classification
James Parker (Melbourne Law School)
Sonic Lawfare: The Jurisprudence of Weaponized Sound
Ian McGonigle (Harvard, Anthropology)
Grapes from Zion: Biblical Prophesy and Quality Wine in the West Bank
Once a semester, the STS Program, with co-sponsorship from other local institutions, hosts an installation in its Science and Democracy Lecture Series.
Over a year ago, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Science and Innovation, launched SAM - the Scientific Advice Mechanism, a new model to incorporate in a structured way the inputs of the scientific community in the decisions taken by the European Commission. In this talk, Mr. Moedas will address the rising importance of scientific advice in policy making, the need to build partnerships of trust between scientists and politicians, and the vital place of science in our contentious political environment. Video of this lecture is located here.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University with support from Templeton Religion Trust; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund; the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and The Future Society.
The Fall 2017 STS Circle schedule is now available here.
Missed Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology? Watch the video of the sessions and read the event report.
Curious about our public lecture with Jonathon Porritt on "Nuclear Chimeras: Britain's Slow Death as a Nuclear Power"? You can find the video here.
We're pleased to announce a new STS blog - First 100 Days: Narratives of Normalization and Disruption.
Wondering what we were up to in 2016? Our Fall 2016 Newsletter is now available!
Missed The Expertise and Public Trust Project's inaugural event "What Should Democracies Know?" featuring post-election reflections by Archon Fung, Ned Hall, Jane Mansbridge, David Kennedy and Sheila Jasanoff? The video and event summary are now available.
Missed our Science and Democracy Lecture with Rachel Kyte on Looking up: How coalitions of bottom-up organizations are driving action for sustainable development? Watch the video here.
Sheila Jasanoff's latest book The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future is now available for order at Amazon and at the publisher's link.