Can Science Make Sense of Life?
Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, is a pioneer in the field of Science, Technology and Society. Throughout her career she has grappled with some of the most important questions at the intersection of science and culture. In this episode of Behind the Book, Professor Jasanoff discusses her latest book "Can Science Make Sense of Life," which illuminates some of her ideas and research on how scientific pursuits can be democratized and placed in a more public context.
About Harvard Kennedy School:
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is a graduate and professional school that brings together students, scholars, and practitioners who combine thought and action to make the world a better place.
Our mission is to improve public policy and public leadership across the United States and around the world so that people can lead safer, freer, and more prosperous lives. Harvard Kennedy School teaches current and future leaders the skills they need to effectively advance the public purpose in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Our renowned faculty and trailblazing research centers pioneer bold new ideas. And as the most international school at Harvard, we convene global leaders in the Forum, host visiting experts in the classroom, and attract a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff.