Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Facts and Futures: Expertise Between Science and Law

April 18-19, 2013, 4/18: 9:00AM-5:00PM, 9:30AM-4:30PM
4/18: Harvard Law School, WCC B010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, 4/19: HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bureaucratic Logics of Expertise I

Andrew Lang, Law, LSE

The Taken-for-Grantedness of Economic Facts [provisional title]  

Discussant: David Winickoff, UC Berkeley

Human Rights, Bio-power, and Expertise

Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University School of Law

Human Rights, Epidemiology and Law: The Co-Production of Identity and Expertise in the Global HIV Epidemic 

Discussant: Steven Epstein, Northwestern University

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bureaucratic Logics of Expertise II

Andrew S. Mathews, UC Santa Cruz

Imagination and the Arts of Political Expertise: Climate Change and Forest Futures in Mexico

Discussant: Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law

Expertise, Authority, Modernity

Ahmed Ragab, Harvard Divinity School

Scientific expertise and Islamic Legal Opinions in modern and contemporary Middle East

Discussant: Amr Shalakany, American University in Cairo