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Globalisation, biotechnology and democracy

Biotechnology, globalisation and democracy are power charged. Professor Hilary Rose and Professor Steven Rose discuss the issues arising from globalisation, biotechnology and democracy in a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 5 June.

The lecture will assert that biotechnology promoted by giant corporations within neo-liberal globalisation makes possible the manipulation of life itself. Democracy and the governance of science face a new dilemma, as new social movements envision different relations between society, science and nature. This event explores an alternative to the current world order.

Hilary Rose is a visiting professor at City University. Steven Rose is a neurobiologist, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, and director of Brain and Behaviour Research Group at the Open University.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event, which is one in a series of Ralph Miliband Programme Global Risks and Politics in the 21st Century lectures.

Globalisation, Biotechnology and Democracy is on Tuesday 5 June 2007 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.


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

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