Two events with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Dr Honoris Causa U Liège
Sep21

Two events with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Dr Honoris Causa U Liège

On the 5th of October, in recognition of the quality of her work, Sheila Jasanoff will be confered the insignias of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Liège. Withn this framework, two major events will be organized: – An inaugural lecture entitled “An Invisible Constitution: Law, Science, and Technology in Late Modernity” (October 5), followed by a reception. Information and registration. – An...

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International Workshop ‘Understanding insurance in an era of Big Data’
Sep06

International Workshop ‘Understanding insurance in an era of Big Data’

As in many other domains of social life, hypes and fears on the ‘disruptive’ potential of big data in insurance abound. The use of fine-grained data and machine learning in insurance can result in the ‘personalization of risk’, posing important societal and regulatory challenges on issues of discrimination, privacy, accountability and fairness. To move beyond these hypes and fears, robust empirical research is urgently needed. This...

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Lecture RRI and genome editing for congenital deafness – Stevienna de Saille at KULeuven
May17

Lecture RRI and genome editing for congenital deafness – Stevienna de Saille at KULeuven

On June 22 Stevienna de Saille (Research Fellow in the Institute for the Study of the Human at the University of Sheffield, UK) will give a lecture on ‘Applying ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ to genome editing for congenital deafness: questions and conundrums’.   ABSTRACT Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a policy framework advocating attention to the development of new technologies, particularly to the potentially...

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