Can art and religion serve as methods
for governing emerging science and technology?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Betts Marvin Theatre
George Washington University
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
An Arizona State University science policy discussion featuring:
Dr. Greg Graffin
Recent author of Anarchy Evolution, professor of evolutionary biology at Cornell University, and lead singer of Bad Religion, one of the most successful punk rock bands in the world.
Co-author with Dr. Graffin of Anarchy Evolution, freelance writer, and former Special Assistant for Communications in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
His Excellency, Monsignor Marcelo Sànchez Sorondo
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Science, and science advisor to Pope Benedict XVI
This event is part of a series presented by Arizona State University to help policymakers and the public explore the societal implications of advanced technology, and the various ways we, as a society, can attempt to manage that technology. Very often, some of the best ways to manage science and technology do not derive from the governments, corporations, or associations, but arise organically from within society itself. Art and religion stem from the mores and needs of a society and, in turn, help to shape those same mores, desires, and needs. Art and religion aid in shaping the way the public perceives, experiences, and uses science and technology, and those ideas are conveyed to decision-makers.
How powerful are these social forces in creating more tangible forms of governance like regulation and legislation? Our panelists will address this and other questions and engage with the audience for what promises to be an exciting and informative evening.
Admission is free and your RSVP to email@example.com is requested
This event is brought to you by the Office of the President at Arizona State University; the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes; the Center for Nanotechnology in Society; and the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies