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.

Upcoming Talks

NSF workshop on Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems, Bethesda, MD (May 2020)

Department of Science and Technology Studies, York University (March 2020)

 Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University (November 2019)

 For a list of recent talks, please see my CV.

Keynote Address at Intellectual Property, Ethics, and the Market Conference, Centre for Personalised Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genomics, University of Oxford, UK, June 12-13, 2017.

Shobita Parthasarathy discusses her new book, Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe, followed by discussion with Richard Hall, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. March, 2017.

Trager Symposium - Post-Carbon World: Advances in Legal and Social Theory held on February 19, 2016 at Brooklyn Law School. Parthasarathy talk begins at 19:45.

Shobita Parthasarathy talks about her book titled, "Building Genetic Medicine Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care." April, 2007.