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Experiments Without Borders: biology in the labs of life

Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 15 June. Her talk is entitled Experiments Without Borders: biology in the labs of life.

As life sciences leave the laboratory, and as their influence extends through all aspects of society, so scientific experiments, too, have begun to impinge upon forms of life that encompass much more than the activities of science itself. One response to this has been for governments to try to engage people earlier and more actively in the work of science. Reviewing some of these efforts, this lecture reflects on their implications for the democratic governance of the biosciences and biotechnologies.

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as president of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Professor Nikolas Rose, director of LSE's BIOS Research Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, which is hosting this event, will chair.

Experiments Without Borders: biology in the labs of life is on Thursday 15 June 2006 at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

posted 31 May 2006

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