Normalizing Biotechnology: Science, Ethics & Political Culture

Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, JD, PhD

Harvard University

Wednesday, September 13, 2000 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Commentator:
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD
Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff, JD, PhD, is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 100 articles and chapters and is author or editor of a dozen books, including Controlling Chemicals, The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, and Designs on Nature. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of public reason. She was founding chair of the Science and Technology Studies Department at Cornell University and has held numerous distinguished visiting appointments in the US, Europe, and Japan. Jasanoff served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science.