Past Events

Ella von der Haide: Film Screeing

Ella von der Haide: Film Screeing Wednesday, October 26 2011 4:15-6:15 PM, Location TBA Filmmaker, community garden activist, and feminist theorist Ella von der Haide will be screening two new films about agro-ecology and community gardening, titled “Community Gardens in the US” and “Seed Saving, Seed Activism and Seed Legislation.”

Conference: The State of Science and Justice: Conversations in Honor of Susan Leigh Star

The conference will broadly discuss the role of justice in the topics and methods of Science & Technology Studies. The themes of the conference are organized around the work of Leigh Star, a friend and mentor to many members of the UCSC Science & Justice community. Geoffrey Bowker (Professor and Senior Scholar in Cyberscholarship, University of Pittsburgh), Leigh’s partner, will give the keynote presentation. Continue Reading Conference: The State of Science and Justice: Conversations in Honor of Susan Leigh Star

Climate Cluster III: Climate Science Communication and Skepticism

Why is climate change a hot button issue? Through an interdisciplinary conversation, this panel will explore the heated dynamics of climate politics. Panelists: Ronnie Lipschutz (Professor of Politics, UCSC), Chaone Mallory (Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Villanova University) and Mark Snyder, (Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCSC, Assistant Project Earth Scientist and Lecturer). Continue Reading Climate Cluster III: Climate Science Communication and Skepticism

The Science and Politics of Psychedelic Research

The development of new pharmacological therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders requires an intricate lattice of practices. The recent success in carrying out clinical drug trials for the use of MDMA in the treatment of PTSD is the result of careful scientific and political collaboration. Bringing key members of MAPS into the space of the Science and Justice Working Group, we will consider unprecedented collaborations and the delicate consensus needed to bring this science more fully into mainstream medicine. Continue Reading The Science and Politics of Psychedelic Research

Climate Cluster II Panel Discussion: Climate Change Scientists in the Trenches

Climate change science is attracting an exceptional amount of public interest, yet debates over the merit and implications of climate change research seldom unpack the complex set of practices and networks that make up this field. This panel will explore the multiple realities of conducting climate change science at a time of heightened skepticism and media attention. Panelists: Jason Box (Associate Professor of Geography Atmospheric Sciences, Ohio State University), Jeffrey Bury (Assoc. Prof, Environmental Studies, UCSC), Ken Mankoff (Ph.D. Student, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UCSC), Lisa Sloan (Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Director of the Climate Change and Impacts Laboratory, UCSC) Continue Reading Climate Cluster II Panel Discussion: Climate Change Scientists in the Trenches

Climate Cluster I: Thinking Through the Technical Fix

Panel discussion exploring technical approaches to climate change including consensus, uncertainty, indeterminacy and model downscaling. Panelists: Andrew Mathews, (Assistant Professor, UCSC Anthropology), Michael Loik (Associate Professor, UCSC Env Studies), Barry Nickel (UCSC Lecturer, Director of Center for Integrated Spatial Research, Environmental Studies) and Bruce Daniels, (PhD student, UCSC EPS). Moderated by Tiffany Wise-West, (PhD student, UCSC Environmental Studies). Continue Reading Climate Cluster I: Thinking Through the Technical Fix