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Science and Democracy Lecture Series

Carlos Moedas
Good Science for Good Politics: Scientific Advice and Policy-making in the European Union
April 19, 2017, 5:00-7:00PM, Science Center Lecture Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Harvard University.

With commentary from John Holdren, Rush D. Holt, and Venky Narayanamurti. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Rachel Kyte
Looking Up: How coalitions of bottom-up organizations are driving action for sustainable development
October 18, 2016, 5:00-7:00PM, Emerson Hall, Room 105, 25 Quincy Street.

With commentary from William Clark, Henry Lee, and Michael Mehling. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Yaron Ezrahi, Andy Stirling, and Shiv Visvanathan
The Elusive Demos: Democracy in a Digital Age
April 20, 2016, 5:00-7:00PM, Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street.

With commentary from Jane Mansbridge. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


William D. Nordhaus
Climate Clubs: The Central Role of the Social Sciences in Climate Change Policy
November 4,2015, 5:00-7:00PM, Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street.

With commentary from Michael Grubb, David Keith, and Richard Zeckhauser. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Peter Thiel
Back to the Future: Will Create Enough Technology to Sustain Our Society?
March 25,2015, 5:00-7:00PM, Science Center A,1 Oxford Street.

With commentary from Antoine Picon, Margo Seltzer, and Samuel Moyn. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Martin Rees
Catastrophic Risks: The Downsides of Advancing Technology
November 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00PM,Jefferson Hall, Room 250

With commentary from Sven Beckert, George Daley, Jennifer Hochschild, and Daniel Schrag. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Craig Calhoun
What's the Public for Public Social Science?
April 15,2014, 5:00-7:00PM, Tsai Lecture Hall, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street.

With commentary from David Armitage,Michele Lamont, and Orlando Patterson. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Chris Hansen
Dis-Owning Nature: The BRCA Gene Patents and the Supreme Court
November 12, 5:00-7:00PM,Science Center, Auditorium D, 1 Oxford Street.

With commentary from George M. Church,Glenn Cohen, Judy Norsigian, and Tania Simoncelli. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Paul Nurse
Making Science Work
February 6, 2013, 5:00-7:00PM, Pfizer Lecture Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab B23, 12 Oxford Street.

With commentary from Eric Lander, Charles Rosenberg, and Lisa Randall. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Phillip A. Sharp
New Biology and Convergence of Life Sciences and Engineering
December 11, 2012, 5:00-7:00PM, Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street.

With commentary from Walter Gilbert,Everett Mendelsohn, and Fiona Murray. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Anne Wojcicki
Deleterious Me: Whole Genome Sequencing, 23andMe, and the Crowd-Sourced Health Care Revolution
April 17, 2012, 5:00-7:00PM, Emerson Hall, Room 105.

With commentary from Archon Fung, Jeremy Greene, Sanford Kwinter, and Jonathan Zittrain. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


David Brooks
Politics, the Brain, and Human Nature
April 12, 2011, 5:00-7:00PM, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street.

With commentary from Nax Bazerman,David Kennedy, and Steven Pinker. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.


Workshops and Panels

Achon Fung, Ned Hall, Jane Mansbridge, David Kennedy and Sheila Jasanoff
What Should Democracies Know? Post-Election Reflections
December 8, 2016, Bell Hall, 79 JFK Street

Post-Election Reflections from Harvard Faculty.


Noam Chomsky
Navigating a Multispecies World: Noam Chomsky Keynote
April 26,2013, Bell Hall, 79 JFK Street

Keynote by Noam Chomsky Featuring Noam Chomsky (MIT).


Stefan Helmreich
Navigating a Multispecies World: Stefan Helmreich Keynote
April 25, 2013, William James Hall 1550

Keynote by Stefan Helmreich Featuring Stefan Helmreich (MIT).


Kenneth R. Feinberg
How the Law Responds to Unique Catastrophes: Personal Reflections on Tragic Choices
April 1, 2014, Harvard Law School

Lecture by Kenneth R. Feinberg Featuring Kenneth R. Feinberg (Feinberg Rozen LLC).


Alfred Nordmann
Technological Visions and Revisions: Alfred Nordmann Keynote
April 4, 2014, Malkin Penthouse, Harvard Kennedy School

Keynote by Alfred Nordmann Featuring Alfred Nordmann (Darmstadt).


Architectures for Life
April 18, 2012, 9:00am–4:30pm, Room 119, Maxwell Dworkin Hall, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

Panel 1: The New Infrastructures of Knowledge. Featuring George Church, Stephen Friend, Ben Heywood, Craig Lipset, and Tania Simoncelli. Moderated by Lawrence Lessig.


Architectures for Life
April 18, 2012, 9:00am–4:30pm, Room 119, Maxwell Dworkin Hall, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

Reflections: The New infrastructures of Knowledge. Featuring Charles Rosenberg and Anne Wojcicki. Moderated by Ben Hurlbut.


Architectures for Life
April 18, 2012, 9:00am–4:30pm, Room 119, Maxwell Dworkin Hall, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

Panel 2: Implications for Society. Featuring Ruha Benjamin, Arthur Daemmrich, Sharon Terry, and Patrica Williams. Moderated by Glenn Cohen.


Architectures for Life
April 18, 2012, 9:00am–4:30pm, Room 119, Maxwell Dworkin Hall, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

Architectures for Life: Summary and Outlook. Featuring Jonathan Beckwith, and Raju Kucherlapati. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.