Course description

From global warming to surveillance of citizens to health-care reform, issues in science, technology, and medicine are also political issues. This course uses contemporary scientific controversies to explore the intersections of science and politics. Issues explored may include the role of the military and private sector in funding research, the politics of experts and expertise, computer privacy and national security, and environmental politics.

Summer 2024: Online course

Ellen Abrams
Ellen Abrams
Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

Summer 2024: Online course

Summer 2024: Online course

Summer 2024: Online course

Summer 2024: Online course

Summer 2024: Online course

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