Science & Democracy: "The Elusive Demos: Democracy in the Digital Age"

April 20, 2016 - Science & Democracy: "The Elusive Demos: Democracy in the Digital Age"

A discussion led by four of the most provocative and knowledgeable voices contributing to democratic theory today, all with specific insights into the realignment of politics and political subjectivities in the digital age.

Featured Panelists:

Yaron Ezrahi, Gerstein Family Professor Emeritus of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Andy Stirling, Professor, Science and Technology Policy, Science Policy, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

Shiv Visvanathan, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University

With comment by Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Once a semester, the STS Program, with co-sponsorship from other local institutions, hosts an installation in its Science and Democracy Lecture Series. The series aims to spark lively, university-wide discussion of the place and meaning of science and technology, broadly conceived, in democratic societies. We hope to explore both the promised benefits of our era's most salient scientific and technological breakthroughs and the potentially harmful consequences of developments that are inadequately understood, debated, or managed by politicians, institutions, and lay publics.