Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies and Science

Conferences_VIII GETS 2020

Phoenix. May 27–28, 2020

About GETS
This unique and innovative conference, now in its eighth year, addresses the ethical, legal, regulatory, and policy issues that surround the emergence of new technologies and scientific advances. Drawing on the combined expertise of leaders in academia, industry, and government, this conference focuses on finding governance solutions for rapidly changing technologies. GETS is a forum for radically cross-disciplinary discussion involving experts in law, engineering, science, business, medicine, ethics, and other fields. Continue reading

Primer Congreso conjunto ESOCITE-LALICS 2020

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Montevideo, July 21-24, 2020

La Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) y la Red Latinoamericana sobre sistemas de aprendizaje, innovación y construcción de competencias (LALICS) invitan al Primer Congreso conjunto ESOCITE-LALICS “Democracia en cuestión, desigualdad en aumento, sustentabilidad en riesgo en América Latina y en el mundo: ¿qué propuestas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación?” Continue reading

The Discard Studies Conference: Exploring Disposal’s Past, Present, and Future

New York. April 23-25, 2020

Hosted by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with support from the Center for Humanities.

With a keynote address by Brenda Chalfin (Florida), plenary address by Max Liboiron (Memorial University), and a Albert Gallatin lecture and exhibition of the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Organized by Rosalind Fredericks (NYU), Mohammed Rafi Arefin (NYU), and Robin Nagle (NYU). Continue reading

IV ISA Forum of Sociology

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Porto Alegre. July 14-18, 2020

Challenges of the 21st Century:
Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality

Twenty years after the start of our century, the optimism of the Millennium has faded and the challenges we face for living together on a limited planet are even more urgent.

While the expansion and the deepening of democratization was taken for granted at the turn of the Millennium, democracy has been at stake in an increasing number of countries, while its key component such as diversity and equal respect for all citizens are threatened. The hope for a global democracy able to tackle global issues such as climate change, migrations and rising inequalities have faded. It has now become clear that to face global challenges, democracy needs to be re-invented within and beyond the representative system. Continue reading