Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

2021

January 8, 2021

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Registration is now open for this year’s Science and Democracy Network Meeting, to be held virtually June 23-25. Full details can be found on the meeting page.

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Listen to Sheila Jasanoff discuss science, technology and policy in the latest episode of HKS PolicyCast.

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STS@Harvard director Sheila Jasanoff has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.

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Read about the winner and three honorable mentions of this year’s Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition here.

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Sheila Jasanoff has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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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.

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The Harvard-Cornell Comparative Covid Response (CompCoRe) study has released an interim report of its findings. Find coverage on the Kennedy School website here.

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The Global Observatory for Genome Editing and STS@Harvard co-present the panel discussion, “Democratic Imaginations at the Frontiers of Science and Technology,” on Friday, April 16, 2-4pm EDT. Speaker and registration information here.

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We are accepting submissions for our annual Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition through Friday, April 9. Details can be found here.

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Sheila Jasanoff honored with Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award.

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The Global Observatory for Genome Editing is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher until April 15, 2021. Please find more complete information here.

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Harvard faculty are invited to submit applications for the new round of Trust in Science Project funding. Deadline is March 15, 2021. Read the full request for proposals and submit your application.

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The Comparative COVID-19 Response project has released its interim report as part of the Futures Forum on Preparedness. Watch the video of their presentation.

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Come watch the Program unveil a first-of-its-kind, 23-nation comparative study of responses to COVID-19, undertaken by 78 researchers from 47 institutions, that outlines lessons learned across nations and recommendations to improve public health interventions. January 12-13 at the Futures Forum on Preparedness. Register to attend.