'Sovereignty unmasked: science & technology studies, the pandemic, and political theory' with Professor Sheila Jasanoff

Past Event

09 March 2022, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Online & Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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Uprisings against public health policies such as vaccine and mask mandates during the late stages of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought to the forefront modernity’s tacit social contract with science and expertise.

Focusing on the governance regime that she calls “public health sovereignty,” Prof Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University, will explore the rules and practices of delegation that help explain why resistance has followed divergent paths across the 16 countries included in a Harvard-Cornell comparative study of national responses to Covid-19. The talk will also reflect on the method of comparison as a device for illuminating STS’s contributions to political and constitutional theory.

This event is organised by the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society and can be attended either in person or online

If you would like to attend in person, please register by email: enquiries@insis.ox.ac.uk

A Teams link to join the event remotely will be posted nearer the time - please see https://www.insis.ox.ac.uk/eve... for full details.