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Workshops and Panels: Archives

Below is a record of workshops and panels sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. For more recent events, view the main Workshops page.

The Death and Rebirth of Environmentalism
November 30, 2007, 8:30am–5:00pm.
Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street.

Gaps in the Sciences of Human Enhancement
Philip Campbell
Editor-in-Chief, Nature
November 5, 2007, 12:15pm–2:00pm.
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106.

Science, Risk, and Regulation: Lessons from the Tobacco Pandemic
Allan Brandt
History of Science, Harvard University
October 15, 2007, 12:15pm–2:00pm.
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106.

An afternoon with Arun Agrawal
Arun Agrawal
Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
April 23, 2007, 4:30pm–6:30pm.
Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street.

Professor Agrawal has written extensively on the politics of international development, institutional change, and environmental conservation. His books include Greener Pastures: Politics, Markets, and Community among a Migrant Pastoral People and Environmentality: Technologies of Government and Political Subjects. At Harvard, Agrawal will discuss the question: “Do people matter in social-science studies of the environment?”

An afternoon with David Graeber
David Graeber
Associate Professor Anthropology, Yale University
March 12, 2007, 4:30pm–6:30pm.
Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street.

Professor Graeber will discuss his recent work, including his essay “On the Phenomenology of Giant Puppets: Broken Windows, Imaginary Jars of Urine, and the Cosmological Role of the Police in American Culture.”

An afternoon with Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha
December 9, 2006, 2:00pm–4:00pm.
Taubman Building, Room 301.

Guha will discuss his life’s work in general, as well as his most recent book, How Much Should a Person Consume?: Thinking Through the Environment.

Acting Within Reason: Cultural Perspectives on Modern Rationality
May 22, 2006.
Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street.

Europeanizing Expert-based Policy: The Case of Agri-biotech Regulation
Les Levidow
Open University
May 18, 2005, 4pm.
Deland Room (L332), Littauer Building.
Machineries of Representation
April 8-9, 2005, 9:00am.
Center for the Environment Conference Room (Friday) and the Malkin Penthouse at the KSG (Saturday).
One Size Does Not Fit All
Steven Epstein
Sociology and the Science Studies Program, University of California at San Diego
April 26, 2004, 4:30pm.
Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, 3rd Floor.
Bioethics and the Global Governance of Human Genetic Databases
Ruth Chadwick (Lancaster University), Georgia Dunston (Howard University), and Gisli Palsson (University of Iceland).
April 9, 2004, 2:00pm.
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building.
SciDev.Net: An Experiment in Science Communication and Public Policy
David Dickson
Founding director, Science and Development Network
Feburary 19, 2004, 4:30pm.
Taubman A, Taubman Building, 5th floor.
Democracy and the WTO: Law, Science and Regulation in Recent Cases
Robert Howse (Michigan Law School), Joel Trachtman (Tufts University), and Sara Dillon (Suffolk Law School).
November 21, 2003, 3:00pm.
Bell Hall, Belfer Building.
Owning Up: Bodies, Selves, and the New Genetic Property
May 4-5, 2001.
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4rd floor.
Biotechnology and Global Governance: Crisis and Opportunity
April 26-28, 2001.
The Machinery of Representation: Voting Technologies and the 2000 Presidential Election
March 16-17, 2001.
Rethinking ELSI: Science and Social Responsibility in the Post-Genomic Age
May 15-16, 2000.
Local Knowledge and its Global Consequences: New Perspectives on Environment and Development
April 7-8, 2000.

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