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Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Why are societies that exhibit economic and political inequities likely to experience heightened technological controversies?
How do new technologies emerge, take shape, and create new institutional ecologies?
Dr. Juma will discuss his new book, Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, which among other things, identifies the tension between the need for innovation and the pressure to maintain continuity, social order, and stability as one of today’s biggest policy challenges.
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Faculty Chair of the Mason Fellows Program. He also directs the Center’s Agricultural Innovation Policy in Africa Project and Health Innovation Policy in Africa projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.