On 31st march and 1st April 2007 some of the international leading science and technology studies experts will be in washington D.C to discuss issues, trends and changes related to Science & Technology in Society, during the annual International Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference.
The emerging fields of Science and Technology Policy (STP) and Science and Technology Studies (STS) have become prominent disciplines in recent years. The increasing prevalence of technology issues – in governmental policies and the public eye – demands a workforce equipped with the tools and training necessary to negotiate these complex relationships. Though often from different perspectives, STS and STP deal with many of the same issues.
Traditionally, however, there has been little communication between the two.Thus, the main purpose of the Conference is to bridge that divide and provide a forum for networking, bringing together graduate students from historically fragmented communities to learn from one another. We hope the event will add value to students’ research and writing, and contribute important new ideas to the most pressing S&T challenges of the day.
This annual conference provides a venue for graduate students from Science & Technology Studies, Science & Technology Policy, Environmental Studies/Policy and related fields to present and receive constructive feedback on their research.
In developing the agenda for the conference, the organizing committee’s primary goal is to create a forum that encourages intellectual exchange between STS, S&T Policy and Environmental Studies/Policy by assembling diverse and exciting panels around similar themes.
Keynote Speakers will be Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John H. Marburger, III, Science Advisor to the President of the United States and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Massimiano Bucchi, University of Trento, Italy and member of the Scientific Committee at the Observa-Science in Society, Italy.
Information and programme are available at www.stglobal.org.