Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University


Global Eyes, Global Waters: Remote Sensing and the Politics of Transboundary Water Governance by Harvard College senior Wyatt Hurt (Environmental Science & Public Policy/Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations) has won the 2021 Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition. There were three Honorable Mentions: Contested Imaginaries: A Co-Productionist Theory of Climate Change Litigation and the Emergence of a Novel Normative Experiment by Connor McRobert (Environmental Sciences & Public Policy), The Necessity of an Unnecessary Procedure: Joseph B. DeLee’s Routine Episiotomy and the Rise of Obstetrics as a Medical Specialty by Judy Durkin (History of Science), and From Disorderly Science to Risky Subjects: A Techno-Scientific History of Carceral Rehabilitation Since 1974 by Eva Rosenfeld (Art, Film, and Visual Studies/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies).
Sheila Jasanoff has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Abstracts are now being accepted for this year's Science and Democracy Network Meeting, to be held virtually June 23-25. The deadline to submit is May 1. Please submit your abstract via the online form. Full details can be found here on the SDN website.
Abstracts are now being accepted from graduate researchers in STS and neighboring fields for the October 29-30 workshop, Disrupted Lives: Linking, De-linking and the Infrastructures of Recovery. Please submit via this online form. A full workshop description is here.
The Harvard-Cornell Comparative Covid Response (CompCoRe) study has released an interim report of its findings. Find coverage on the Kennedy School website here.

Welcome to STS

Science and technology permeate every aspect of our lives, from the most private decisions about reproduction and medical treatment to the most public choices concerning risk, development, security, and the quality and sustainability of the human environment. Virtually every dilemma that confronts people and governments in contemporary societies demands significant engagement with science and technology.

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government provides unique resources for coping with the resulting challenges for scientific and technological innovation, civil liberties, informed citizenship, and democratic government. Learn more.


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Fellows program


STS Circle at Harvard

Ed Hackett
April 26, 2021, 12:15-1:30PM.

Please register on Zoom here.

Tim O'Reilly
With panel discussion by Cathryn Carson and David Winickoff.
April 21, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm EDT.

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