Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Fall 2015

August 25, 2015

Sep. 8:
Andreas Mitzschke (Maastricht University, STS)
Competing, Conflicting, and Contested Futures: Temporal Imaginaries in the GM Crops Controversy
Note: Will be held in CGIS, K262

Sep. 14:
Megan Black (Harvard, Warren Center)
Rethinking Landsat: The American State and Big Oil in the Space Race

Sep. 21:
Thorsten Trimpop (MIT, Comparative Media Studies)
Meanwhile in Japan — Filming in the Nuclear Exclusion Zone
Note: Will be held in Milstein East A, 2036 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue

Sep. 28:
David A. Mindell (MIT, STS)
Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

Oct. 5:
Michael Aaron Dennis (U.S. Naval War College)
Memex takes Manhattan: Vannevar Bush's other History of the Future

Oct. 19:
Myles Jackson (NYU-Gallatin)
The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS and Race

Oct. 26:
Susanne E. Freidberg (Dartmouth, Geography)
Obstinate Harvest: Corporate Food and the Technoscience of Supply Chain Sustainability

Nov. 2:
Andrew Jewett (Harvard, History)
Of Science and Scientism: Framing Science in the Postwar American Humanities

Nov. 4:
William Nordhaus (Yale University)
Science and Democracy Lecture: Climate Clubs: The Central Role of the Social Sciences in Climate Change Policy
Note: Will be held 5-7PM in Science Center A

Nov. 9:
Joseph Rouse (Wesleyan, Philosophy)
What is a Scientific Conception of the World?

Nov. 16:
Saptarishi Bandopadhyay (Harvard Law School)
What We Talk About when We Talk About Disasters: Early Modern Precedents for 21st-Century Disaster Management

Nov. 23:
Stu Marvel (Emory University)
The 'Nature' of Queer Families: Tracking the Socio-Technics of the Fertility Clinic
Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies (FAS)

Nov. 30:
John P. McCaskey (Columbia University)
Universal Laws and the Case of Cholera