Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Spring 2017

January 20, 2017

Jan. 30:
Edward Hackett (Brandeis University, Vice Provost for Research)
Collaboration and Creativity: Lessons from Synthesis Centers (and Elsewhere)

Feb. 6:
Les Beldo (Williams College, Environmental Studies)
What is a Whale Stock? And Other Moral Questions in Large Cetacean Management

Feb. 13:
Caterina Scaramelli (MIT, HASTS)
Making Livable Natures: Caring for Wetlands in Turkey

Feb. 27:
Ateya Khorakiwala (Harvard, GSD)
Architectural Strategies and Infrastructural Landscapes of the Green Revolution in India in the 1960s

Mar. 6:
Matthew Hersch (Harvard, History of Science)
In-House to Outhouse: The Strange Life of Film-Return Spy Satellites, 1946–1986

Mar. 20:
William Deringer (MIT, HASTS)
The Social Rate of Discount and the Political Economy of the Future in the 1960s

Mar. 27:
Meera Subramanian (MIT, Knight Science Journalism Fellow)
Eco Swaraj: Can India’s Model of the Micro Transform Development for the 21st Century?

Apr. 3:
Kara Swanson (Northeastern University, Law)
Counting Black Inventors: The Historical Role of the US Patent System as a Political Resource

Apr. 10:
Sarah Richardson (Harvard, History of Science)
Can a Cell Have a Sex?
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Apr. 17:
Kenneth Oye (MIT, Political Science)
Assessing and Mitigating Synthetic Biology Risks: Exemplary Cases and Cautionary Tales

Apr. 24:
Daniel Wikler (HSPH, Ethics and Population Health)
Wrong Way After Nuremberg: Misconceiving Research Ethics