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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)

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

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