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Seminar on the Law Lag, Scientific Progress, Feb. 13

Dr. Sheila Jasanoff
Dr. Sheila Jasanoff

The National Institute of Mental Health will host Dr. Sheila Jasanoff—a leading scholar on the relationships among science, technology, law and political power—on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Neuroscience Center, located at 6001 Executive Blvd., in conference room C. Her talk is part of the NIMH Director’s Innovation Seminar Series, which is dedicated to innovation, invention and scientific discovery.  

Jasanoff is Pforzheimer professor of science and technology studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she founded the science, technology and society program. Her research centers on the interactions of law, science and politics in democratic societies. She is particularly concerned with the construction of public reason in various cultural contexts and with the role of science and technology in national and global institutions. 

The talk will be webcast at More details are available at

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