Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
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HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor, Cambridge

STS Workshop: New Nuclear Imaginaries

Nuclear worlds today are at a crossroads. As infrastructures age, stockpiles and wastes accumulate, and technologies, materials and interpretations proliferate, we face questions about how to build a just and responsible future out of the ambiguous legacies we have inherited. The future presents challenges of imagination as much as of technology and policy.

HKS' Program on Science, Technology & Society hosts a special two-day workshop to address these challenges and consider possible solutions. Registration required by March 30th at


Opening Remarks

  • Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)
  • Andy Stirling (University of Sussex, SPRU)

Session 1:  Nuclear Pasts and Futures

  • Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna)
  • Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)
  • Andrew Stirling (University of Sussex)
  • Matthew Bunn (Harvard Kennedy School)
  • Richard Lester (MIT)


Session 2: Concealments

  • Lynn Eden (Stanford University)
  • Scott Kemp (MIT)
  • Christopher Lawrence (Harvard, STS Program)
  • Rebecca Slayton (Cornell University)
  • Alex Wellerstein (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Session 3: Memory and Forgetfulness

  • Michael Dennis (Naval War College)
  • Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University, London)
  • Kyoko Sato (Stanford University, STS)
  • Sonja Schmid (Virginia Tech)

Session 4: Waste and Burial

  • Rod Ewing (Stanford University)
  • Peter Galison (Harvard University)
  • Allison Macfarlane (George Washington University)
  • Miranda Schreurs (TUM, Munich)

Session 5: Security and Sustainability Discourses in the 21st Century

  • Matthew Bunn (Harvard Kennedy School)
  • Sam Weiss Evans (Harvard University)
  • Peter Haas (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Steven Miller (Harvard Kennedy School)

More details at

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Institute for Global Law and Policy, and the Weatherhead Center for Science and International Affairs. 

Contact Name: 

Shana Ashar

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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