I lecture widely on issues related to science and technology policy and politics. Topics include:
Governance of emerging science and technology
Politics of innovation (especially in international development)
Use of the patent system as a regulatory tool
Politics of evidence and expertise in policymaking;
Politics and regulation related to genetic technologies in the United States and Europe, including genetic testing and gene-editing interventions;
Controversies over patents on life forms (including genetically engineered plants and animals, human genes and stem cells) in the United States and Europe;
Social movement activism related to science, technology, and health, including patient advocacy;
Strategies for assessing the ethical and social implications of emerging science and technology and for incorporating these assessments into science and technology policy (also known as responsible innovation and anticipatory governance); and
Pursuing a career in science and technology policy.
My talks range from a more scholarly style to those meant for audiences outside my academic fields. I have listed some of my upcoming and recent academic talks below. You can also view a selection of my recent talks to scientific audiences and to policy communities, and view a full list of all of my talks on my CV.
Department of Science and Technology Studies, York University (March 2020)
Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University (November 2019)
“Patents as Scientific Information, 1895-2010” conference, Linköping University, Sweden (September 2019)
“Innovation” plenary panel, Society for the Social Studies of Science conference, New Orleans, LA (September 2019)
“Technology, Inequality, and Social Justice” panels, Society for the Social Studies of Science conference, New Orleans, LA (September 2019)
“Interrogating Innovation” workshop, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore (August 2019)
For a list of recent talks, please see my CV.