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Society for Social Studies of Science

Plenary – Opportunities and Challenges for an Engaged STS

Friday, September 1

This plenary session aims to showcase a range of initiatives and forms that an “engaged STS” can and might yet take.  Panelists will share insights from projects in which they’ve been involved to lay ground for a moderated, interactive discussion of the possibilities and responsibilities of public engagement, political activism and advocacy, policy-making, pedagogy, transdisciplinary collaboration, and other forms of STS scholarship and engagement. 

Confirmed participants:

Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University, USA)

Hsin-Hsing Chen (Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan)

Hugh Gusterson (George Washington University, USA)

Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University, USA)

Nick Shapiro (Drexel University, USA)

Kavita Philip (University of California at Irvine, USA)

Kim Fortun, Moderator (RPI and President-Elect of 4S)

Tania Pérez-Bustos (National University of Columbia, Columbia)