Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Fall 2020

August 28, 2020

Sep. 14:
Matthew Sample (STS, Harvard)
Imagining Responsibility, Imagining Responsibly: Reflecting on Our Shared Understandings of Science

Sep. 21:
Janet A. Vertesi (Sociology, Princeton)
Shaping Science: Organizations, Cultures, and Decision-Making on NASA's Teams

Sep. 28:
Whitney E. Laemmli (History, Carnegie Mellon)
"Alien Gesticulations": Movement Science in Germany, 1928-1936

Oct. 5:
Andre Uhl (Visual Studies, Harvard)
Shifting Baselines—Artificial Intelligence and the Ethical Singularity

Oct. 19:
Noah Walker-Crawford (Social Anthropology, University of Manchester)
The Politics of Personhood in Climate Change Litigation

Oct. 26:
Meg Perret (History of Science, Harvard)
"Climate Change Creates Female Super-Race": Male Extinction, Endangered Turtles & Coral Reef Collapse

Nov. 2:
Ben Hurlbut (Center for Biology and Society, ASU)
Can't Stop Progress: Inevitability as Authorization in the Politics of Genome Editing

Nov. 9:
Noelle Eckley Selin (MIT) and Henrik Selin (Boston University)
Mercury Stories: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Analyzing Sustainability Challenges

Nov. 16:
JoAnne Yates (MIT) and Craig Murphy (Wellesley)
Where Standards and Regulations Meet: Referring to Standards in US and European Regulation Since 1945

Nov. 23:
Daniel Hirschman (Sociology, Brown)
The Costs of Climate Change

Nov. 30:
Jayita Sarkar (Diplomatic History, Boston University)
Ploughshares and Swords: Technopolitics and Geopolitics in India's Nuclear Program