Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University


STS@HKS welcomes applications to its non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program for AY 2022-2023. Please visit the STS@HKS Fellows page for more information and an application link.
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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

Alex Wellerstein
November 29, 2021, 12:15-1:30PM.

Please register on Zoom here.

Alondra Nelson
With panel discussion by Craig Calhoun, Francesca Dominici, and Jennifer Hochschild.
November 3, 2021, 5pm-7pm ET.

With this workshop, we seek to create a space for discussions that reflect on how what is at stake for women in abortion politics and the moral status of the embryo are being framed and contested in a region with different political and spiritual traditions from those in the United States. We will attend to this bioconstitutional moment in Latin American countries where abortion’s legal status is changing and place these moments in global and historical context. This workshop forms part of the ongoing inquiry of the Global Observatory Project into the development of a cosmopolitan ethics on questions at the frontiers of life.

December 10, 2021, 8:45am-12:15pm.

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