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Science and Democracy Network 14th Annual Meeting

Harvard STS Program

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:15 PM (EDT)

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Science and Democracy Network 14th Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

June 25 – June 27, 2015

Hauser 104, Lumbard Classroom

Harvard Law School


Day 1:  Thursday, June 25

9:00        Registration

9:15        Welcome (Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University)

9:30        Introductions and Announcements                               

10:00     Session 1: Emissaries of the Earth

                Jeremy Baskin, University of Melbourne

                Solar Geoengineering: “Sociotechnical Imaginary of the Anthropocene?”


Gabriel Dorthe, Harvard STS Program/University of Lausanne

Who's the Sorcerer? Rationality, Transgression and Faith in the Debate on Geoengineering         


Zoe Nyssa, Harvard University Center for the Environment/Harvard STS Program

                Endangered Logics: A Multi-Species Performativity of Risk in the Anthropocene


                Silke Beck, UFZ-Leipzig

Who Speaks for the Future of Earth? How Critical Social Science Can Extend the Conversation on the Anthropocene


Commentator: Tim Forsyth, London School of Economics


Chair: Claire Stockwell, Harvard STS/Oxford


12:00     Lunch – Optional Discussion: Lead Up to Paris COP21 (Led by Roopali)

1:15        Session 2: Energy’s Pasts and Futures

                Christopher Jones, Arizona State University

                Harold Hotelling, Energy Depletion, and the Economics of Sustainability


                Brice Laurent and Julien Merlin, Mines Paris Tech

                The Resources of Political and Economic Autonomy: Valuing Natural Resources in Post-Colonial Territory


Matthieu Mondou and David Winickoff, UC Berkeley

Science in Complex Governance: The Coproductionist Work of Standards in the Biofuels Regime


Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Co-producing Energy People, Politics, and Systems: The Place of Market Design in Development.


Commentator: Kelly Bronson, St. Thomas University


Chair: Roopali Phadke, Macalester College


3:15        Coffee

3:45        Session 3: Contested Imaginations of the Environment 

Beverley Gibbs, University College London

Imaginaries in the Making: The Socio-technical Imagination of Rare Earth Elements in Greenland’s Future 


Mattijs Van Maasakkers, The Ohio State University

Bringing Ecosystem Services to the City: Competing Imaginations of Green Infrastructure


Kyoko Sato, Stanford University

                Japan’s Nuclear Governance Before and After Fukushima: National Identity, Nuclear Imaginaries, and     Technocratic Polity


                Commentator: Joakim Juhl, Harvard STS


                Chair: Margo Boenig-Liptsin, Harvard STS/History of Science


5:45        Adjourn


Day 2:  Friday, June 26


9:30        Session 4: Politics and Ethics of Translational Medicine

                Erik Aarden, University of Vienna

Making Sense of Clinical Translation: Steps Towards a Research Agenda


Alessandro Blasimme, INSERM

Expanding Access/Remaking Risk


Dustin Holloway, Harvard Medical School

Accelerating Translation – What’s Next?


Luca Marelli and Giuseppe Testa, European School of Molecular Medicine & University of Milan

Re-Imagining National Priorities


                Commentator: Jacob Moses, Harvard University


                Chair: Daniela Schuh, University of Vienna


11:30     Lunch

1:00        Session 5: Biopolitical Subjects

Matthew Sullivan, University of Michigan

ELSI Research in the Human Genome Project and Public Engagement in the National Nanotechnology Initiative: Towards a Knowledge Democracy or Disciplining Publics?


                Patrick Baur, UC Berkeley

                Who Produces Safety How? A Case Study of Epistemic Authority in Governing Foodborne Disease


                Arthur Daemmrich, University of Kansas Medical Center

Vulnerable Subjects, Vulnerable Knowledge: Children’s Chemical Testing Programs in the United States and European Union

                Commentator: Hedwig te Molder, Wageningen University

                Chair: Benjamin Hurlbut, Arizona State University

3:00        Coffee

3:30        Session 6: Varieties of Co-Production

                Paulo Fonseca, Harvard STS Program/University of Coimbra

Imagining social innovation: a cross national and institutional comparison


Cecilia Hidalgo, University of Buenos Aires/IAI

New Partnerships Coproducing Climate Authoritative Knowledge: The Case of the Provision of Climate Services in Southeastern South America (SESA)


Johanna Hoeffken, Eindhoven University of Technology

The "Right Scale" for Development


Joakim Juhl, Harvard STS Program

Innovation Science: Co-producing Truth and Value in Science-Industry Collaborations


Pia Kohler, Williams College

Co-producing Global Science Advice: Expert Institutions Guiding Multilateral Environmental Agreements


Marc Saner, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

How Transferable is the Science-Policy Interface Design of the US National Research Council and the Council of Canadian Academies?


Nina Witjes and Philipp Olbrich, Austrian Institute for International Affairs / Munich Center for Technology in Society

Satellite Imagery in International Security: Knowledge Production Practices between Transparency and Secrecy


Anna Agathangelou, York University

Legal and Forensic Bioconstitutional Order(s): STS and the Question of Democracy


Chair: Samuel Evans, Harvard

5:30        Break


5:45        SDN Book Launch


7:00        Conference Reception (Dinner)


Day 3:  Saturday, June 27


9:30        Session 7: Practices of Expertise and Engagement

Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna

Situating, Comparing and Connecting: Where Imaginaries of Democracy Meet Mundane Practices of Engagement


Aniket Aga, Yale

Bureaucratic Facts and Scientific Opinions: GMOs in Indian Democracy


Stefan Böschen, ITAS/KIT

Participatory Science? A Novel Typology of CSO Involvement in Research Projects


Pierre-Benoit Joly, LISIS

Institutional Integration of the Critique: A New Role for Social Sciences and Humanities?


                Commentator: Steve Hilgartner, Cornell


                Chair: Zara Mirmalek, Harvard STS

11:30     Concluding Plenary

12:15     Lunch/Adjourn






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Hauser 104, Lumbard Classroom, Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:15 PM (EDT)

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Harvard STS Program

The Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government is dedicated to enhancing the quality of research, education, and public debate on the role of science and technology in contemporary societies. Through integrated, cross-disciplinary initiatives in research, teaching, training, and public outreach the Program seeks to develop foundational, policy-relevant insights into the nature of science and technology, and the ways in which they both influence and are influenced by society, politics, and culture. Among the fields that significantly contribute to the STS Program’s core mission are science and technology studies, anthropology, comparative politics, history, government, law, and sociology.

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