Past Events


Sep 11, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Talk summary: The process of technological displacement of workers began in the automobile industry in the 1960's, and with the rise of connectivity and AI it is accelerating rapidly. For example, it may be no surprise, given what's happened in the...
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Jun 23, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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...
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Apr 19, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Talk Abstract: Human experience is the frontline of emerging environmental health problems. This talk discusses how we can more successfully build a research infrastructure for this frontline of experience, through reducing the cost of research...
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Mar 27, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Book signing available through Nicola's Books. Join in the conversation #policytalks This book talk is part of the Patents, social justice, and public responsibility symposium. You may optionally...
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Mar 27, 2017
8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE: http://umichfordschool.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d43P0098ezJPhNb This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, and the Gerald R. Ford School...
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Feb 16, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The STPP-affiliated student group, InSPIRE, is hosting a movie night of Ex Machina next Thursday, February 16th at 6pm in 1230 Weill Hall. Dinner will be provided. Please plan to attend the screening and discussion of this independent science...
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Feb 07, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm Webinar: 12:00-1:00pm RSVP required. Lunch will be provided. **This event is for STPP students and alumni only.** Description: Katie Reeves is the Engagement and Communications Lead for the US Global Change Research Program's...
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Jan 12, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm Webinar: 12:00-1:00pm RSVP required. Lunch will be provided. **This event is for STPP students and alumni only.** Description: Nathan Boll is the Space Policy Research Assistant in the Division of Resources, Science and...
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Dec 14, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Student Lunch: 12-1pm in 5240 WeillTalk: 4-5:30pm in 1110 Weill During the past two decades environmental issues and especially climate change have become very divisive issues in U.S. politics, both among political...
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Dec 05, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, 12/5, 4-5:30pm, 1014 Tisch Hall:Toward Anti-Ontology: The Unmaking of Chronic Pain in ThailandScott Stonington, U-M Anthropology, Global Environment and Health, Internal Medicine, VA HospitalFor more information: http://lsa.umich.edu/sts/...
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Nov 17, 2016
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Thursday, November 17, 20165:45-6:45pm in 1220 Weill Speaker: Professor Kaitlin Raimi Background reading available upon request Description: In the face of mounting evidence of the dire consequences of climate change, researchers and policymakers...
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Nov 09, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 20166-8pm in 4240 Weill Join us for a screening of Before the Flood, a documentary on climate change. Dinner will be provided. Questions? Contact the new InSPIRE student leaders: Rachel Merzel (rlmerzel@umich.edu) and Ember...
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Oct 31, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, 10/31, 4-5:30pm, 1014 Tisch Hall: Social Media in Political Branding: Narendra Modi and the New Twitter TechnocratJoyojeet Pal, U-M School of Information For more information: http://lsa.umich.edu/sts/news-events/all-events.detail.html/32982...
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Sep 29, 2016
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
The symposium will examine the history and philosophy of the social sciences, bringing together lines of inquiry that often exist separately. Symposium participants will include philosophers, historians, and sociologists. What is shared by the...
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Apr 22, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pizza lunch served at 11:50 AM  Book sigining with Margo Oge immediately following (books will be available for purchase).  In recognition of Earth Day, please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality...
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Apr 16, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the panel:Bad news: decaying streets, scarce parking, increased congestion make driving to work more and more frustrating.  On the other hand, more sophisticated hardware and software are...
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Nov 20, 2014
11:45 am
A non-pizza lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for the latest installment of the ELPP Lecture Series. Professor Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, will be the featured...
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Sep 22, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. About the topic: Renewable, distributed and intermittent energy sources are becoming a larger share of electricity generation, challenging the century-old model of financing and managing electricity...
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Apr 16, 2007
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Shobita Parthasarathy is Assistant Professor and Codirector of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Professor Parthasarathy will be speaking from her...
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