Graduate Student Conference

Schedule

Science, Technology and the Politics of Knowledge in Global Affairs

All events will take place at:
Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, Northwestern University (campus map)
601 University Place, Evanston IL
The conference, including breakfast and lunch, is open to the public.

 

MARCH 30

8:30–9:00
Continental Breakfast, Guild Lounge

9:00–9:15
Opening Remarks
Organizing Committee

9:15–9:30
Remarks from the Director of the Buffett Institute
Bruce Carruthers

9:30–11:00
Panel 1: Surveillance and Sovereignty in the Data Age
Faculty Discussant: Joy Rohde

Jillian Foley, University of Chicago
How Cryptology Went Public

Fan Liang, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
High-Tech Governance through Big Data Surveillance: Tracing the Development of India and China’s Population-Data Infrastructures, 2000-Present (co-authored with Vishnupriya (Dia) Das)

Harold Begg, Harvard University
Borders and Brexit: National Sovereignty in an Age of Data Mobility

11:15–12:45
Panel 2: Science, Nationalism, Modernity
Discussant: Martha Lampland, University of California-San Diego

Jeff Schuhrke, University of Illinois – Chicago
U.S. Labor’s Modernizing Mission: Exporting Industrial Pluralism in the “Development Decade”

Guangshuo Yang, Northwestern University
Technology of Humaness: Animal Protectionism, Scientific Killing, and the Global Positioning of a Civilized China in 1920s-30s

Daniella McCahey, University of California-Irvine
Nationalism and Science in the British Antarctic

12:45–2:00
Lunch, Guild Lounge

2:00–3:30
Panel 3: Regulating Global and National Health
Faculty Discussant: Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley, Johns Hopkins University
Malaria Control, Scientific Knowledge, and Insecticide-treated Materials in Kenya: An International History of National Health Policy

Livia Garofalo, Northwestern University
“No Hay Registros:” Health and Quantitative Anxieties in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alexandre White, Boston University
Who Will Police Disease? Challenges to World Health Organization Authority and the Revisions of the International Health Regulations

4:00–5:00
Keynote Speech: Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School
Q&A Session

MARCH 31

9:00–9:30
Continental Breakfast, Guild Lounge

9:30–11:00
Panel 4: Politicizing and Depoliticizing Global Knowledge
Discussant: Daniel Hirschman, Brown University

Raechel Lutz, Rutgers University
Exxon Knew: Knowledge of Nature at the World’s Largest Oil Company

Ryan Ziols, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Governing the Global Soul: The OECD, the PISA, and the Construction of Human Kinds

Yibing Shen, Brown University
Economic Knowledge Regimes, Politics and the Public in China

11:15–12:45
Panel 5: The Politics of National Security Expertise
Discussant: Samer Alatout, University of Wiconsin – Madison

M. Bilal Nasir, Northwestern University
Producing or Preventing Terror? Thinking About the FBI, Science, and Causality in the War on Terror

Anna Hanson, Northwestern University
The Securitization of Finance: New Alliances and Expertise in the Age of Terror

Ulrike Bialas, Princeton University
Visual and Forensic Age Exams in the German Refugee Crisis

12:45–2:00
Lunch, Guild Lounge

2:00–3:30
Panel 6: Professionalizing Expertise
Faculty Discussant: Michael Rodrìguez-Muñiz, Northwestern University

Madeleine Pape, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gendering the Institutional Reproduction of Expertise and Sex Difference

Maayan Sudai, Harvard Law School
Health Social Movements and the Law – The Case of the Intersex Rights Movement

Yasemin Ipek, Stanford University
Engineering Change: Entrepreneur-Activists and Professionalization of Social Movements in Lebanon

3:30–4:00
Closing remarks
Organizing Committee