Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe

Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

WHEN:
Friday, June 23, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Main Auditorium

Join us on June 23 from 4-6 p.m. for a discussion on the role of the patent system in governing emerging technologies, on the launch of Shobita Parthasarathy's Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2017).  The event is generously sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, and Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.  RSVP for the event here

Keynote Speaker
Shobita Parthasarathy
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Women's Studies
Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program 
University of Michigan

Moderator
Eleonore Pauwels
Senior Program Associate
Director of Biology Collectives
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panelists
Daniel Sarewitz
Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Professor of Science and Society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Richard Harris
Award Winning Journalist
National Public Radio
Author of Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions 

Students will be watching the livestream together in Ann Arbor beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Betty Classroom located in the Joan and Sanford Weill Hall (735 S. State St.). Come hang out with other Fordies and learn about patent politics. Light snacks and drinks will be available. Please RSVP to Farah Mandich at fmandich@umich.edu or on Facebook here

 

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