C2GTalk: How does society view solar radiation modification experiments? with Sheila Jasanoff

Mar 21, 2022

It is important to see proposed solar radiation modification experiments in a wider social context, says Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School, during a "C2GTalk." People want to know who is doing the experiment, and what their intentions are--and it is important for scientists and engineers to recognize and address these concerns, and for governance to be built around that.

This interview was recorded on January 19, 2022 and is available with interpretation into 中文,  Español , and  Français.

It is important to see proposed solar radiation modification experiments in a wider social context, says Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School, during a C2GTalk interview. People want to know who is doing the experiment, and what their intentions are—and it is important for scientists and engineers to recognize and address these concerns, and for governance to be built around that.

Sheila Jasanoff is a leading expert on the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, and her work offers fascinating insights into how society navigates emerging technologies, and how decision-makers assess evidence and expertise—which is extremely relevant to our governance conversations.

She is the author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Ethics of Invention and Can Science Make Sense of Life; has held distinguished appointments at leading universities around the world; and served on the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

For more, including an edited transcript, please go to C2G's website.

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