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How Concepts Behave: the potential of the life sciences and their impact on society

Professor Helga Nowotny, one of the most senior sociologists in Europe overseeing science policy, will give a public lecture at LSE on Monday 11 June. In her lecture she will address the question of future directions in EU science policy from the point of view of how its 'potential' is to be defined, both sociologically and in technical terms.

Helga Nowotny is vice-president of the European Research Council and is also professor for social studies of science at ETH Zurich. Sarah Franklin, a professor in LSE's sociology department, will chair this event.

How Concepts Behave: the potential of the life sciences and their impact on society is on Monday 11 June at 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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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|

4 June 2007

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