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Distinguished Lecture Series-Oct. 29th at 5:00pm

October 22, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Distinguished Lecture Series

Department of Engineering & Society

 

Disembodied Rights:
Protecting Human Subjects in
the Bioinformatic Age
Sheila Jasanoff
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Harvard University
Thursday Oct. 29, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Mechanical Engineering Building - Room 205

Sheila Jasanoff, eminent STS scholar and
Harvard’s Pforzheimer Professor of
Science and Technology Studies, will give
a public lecture on Disembodied Rights:
Protecting Human Subjects in the
Bioinformatic Age.

Sheila has edited or written 17 books
including most recently, Dreamscapes of
Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries
and the Fabrication of Power (2015).

Sheila currently directs Harvard’s
Program on Science, Technology and
Society and leads its internationally
renowned fellows program. She is a past
chair of Cornell’s Department of Science
and Technology Studies and has received
multiple awards and prizes including, the
John Desmond Bernal Prize for
distinguished contributions to the field of
STS. She is a fellow of the AAAS and the
Danish Academy.

With panel discussion by

Frederick Schauer

David and Mary Harrison Distinguished
Professor of Law

Deborah Johnson

Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of
Applied Ethics

Mark Kester

Director of the Nanostar Institute