Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University

Regulatory Challenges in Technological Societies-Dialogues between the United States and Brazil

April 7, 2023, 9:30am - 5:00pm
HKS, Littauer - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Fl


9:30am – Welcome Coffee

10:00am – Opening Lecture

Comparative Studies in Risk Regulation
Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School

10:30am – 12:15am – Panel One: Health Regulation

Regulating health products in times of uncertainty: a view from Anvisa”
Antonio Barra Torres, President, Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)

Transformations in the Healthcare Industry and Regulatory Implications
Aaron Kesselheim, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Moderator: Lou Lennard, HKS Science Technology & Society PhD Student

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm – 2:15pm – Panel Two: Control of Expert Agencies

“Political Control of Expert Agencies in Brazil”
Natasha Salinas, Professor of Law, FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School

Judicial Review of Expert Agencies”
Wendy E. Wagner, Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin Law

Moderator: Nicole Bassof, PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

2:15pm – 3:15pm – Panel Three: Risk Analysis and Risk Management

Failures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Marcia Castro, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Scope, Scale and Time – Toward Comprehensive and Adaptive Risk Regulation”
Jonathan B. Wiener, William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Duke Law

Moderator: Alberto Aparicio, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology & Society

3:15pm – 3:45pm – Coffee Break

3:45pm – 5:00pm –Closing Lecture

Democracy, Social Media Regulation, and Freedom of Expression
Luís Roberto Barroso, Justice, Supreme Court (Brazil) | Senior Fellow, Harvard University CARR Center for Human Rights Policy